The WISSARD project is deploying a wide variety of novel instruments to explore the subglacial environment. These instruments include tools that explore biological, geochemical and geological parameters of subglacial systems. Biological tools include the In situ sampler which collects microbial materials in the water column. Geological tools including the IPSIE and the geothermal probe. Sediment cores will be collected to answer both biological and geological questions.