Diving Expedition in Lake Altaussee

Unbenannt-2In 2020, for the first time, a major expedition was undertaken by the Liezen district water services to remove waste from the bottom of Lake Altaussee in the Austrian province of Styria. Initiated by the Austrian Federal Forest Office, the expedition took place at water temperatures of just 12 degrees Celsius and brought a lot of information about the comparatively recent past to the surface. Most of the objects were more than fifty years old, dating back to a time before there were waste removal regulations and people simply threw their refuse in the lake or into the forest. The event was captured under water, on land and from the air for the series “Fanny’s Friday” on ORF 1 (10 minutes) and for “Studio 2” on ORF 2 (broadcast date: 16. October 2020). Director: Manfred Christ, DOP: Harald Mittermüller & Thomas Kranabitl, Sound: Hermann Winklhofer, Editing: Alex Schönauer.