Introducing the glossy booklet, Director, Professor Chris Rapley says that their work this year has been highly successful, but was marred by the terrible loss of scientist Kirsty Brown in a leopard seal attack at Rothera. Her contribution, to Antarctic science he says, won't be forgotten.
He says the year was one in which the replacement Bonner lab at Rothera was finished and working with French colleagues, the particularly successful extraction of the first half of the Berkner ice core.
That's expected to cast new light on the interaction between the two Polar Regions from the last ice age.
Chris Rapley says that other notable activities include BAS' continuing support of UK Government interests in the Antarctic and South Atlantic, including taking part in the Antarctic Treaty Parties meeting and scientific input to CCAMLR.(FIBS)