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Born: 1969

Hometown: Innsbruck, Austria

Education: Ph.D. in Microbiology & Limnology

Occupation: Limnologist (a specialist in the study of freshwater ponds and lakes)

Expeditions: Antarctica: Dry Valleys, South Pole, Patriot Hills, Pecora Escarpment, Antarctic Peninsula; Svalbard; and Greenland

Favorite Place to Be: Somewhere on the ice – and if not there, being at home

Best Discoveries: The atmosphere is a microbial ecosystem harboring active microbes; Lake Paula, an undiscovered permanently ice-covered lake in the Antarctic

Favorite Items in the Field: The invincible feeling when in extreme conditions

Personal Heroes: Mum and Dad – with their unfulfilled dreams, mine come true

Hobbies: Windsurfing, ski touring

Website: https://www.uibk.ac.at/ecology/staff/persons/sattler.html.en

Advice: Follow your gut feelings and be yourself, in any way!