Four Trinity House Merchant Navy Cadets are joining Britain’s new polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough this week in the Falkland Islands on a four-month training deployment.Add your comment!
The director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Professor Dame Jane Francis has been awarded the prestigious Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (IBG) Patron’s Medal for contributions to earth and environmental sciences.
The UK is investing in modernizing its Antarctica and Arctic research facilities, with total funding of £670 million, including £290 million announced this week. As a world leader in polar science, UK research conducted in the region is of global importance. This is in addition to existing science funding activities.
A new study by scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has used computer modeling to rank the factors responsible for the Larsen C ice shelf melt according to their severity. The review is an important contribution to the understanding of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Advanced ocean modeling techniques reveal how greenhouse gas emissions contribute to warmer oceans and the resulting melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. A new study by scientists Kaitlin Naughten and Paul Holland from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) provides the first evidence that rising greenhouse gases have a long-term warming effect on the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica.
Falklands' flagged RRS Sir David Attenborough is completing ice trials during its maiden voyage to Antarctica – a critical milestone in the commissioning of Britain’s new polar ship. This is the first in a series of trials to get the ship ready for multi-disciplinary science missions.
A £5m project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to investigate the complex changes seen in sea ice around the Antarctic begins this month (March 2022) as the sea ice extent around the continent drops to a record low level.
Antarctic fish have adapted over millennia to survive in the freezing temperatures of the Southern Ocean but in doing so have lost their ability to grow at rates seen in their warmer water cousins. Researchers have now discovered the cellular causes of this crucial difference between Antarctic and warm water fish.
In late February, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Halley VI Research Station closed for the 2021/22 season. The season saw some major developments at the station, including several significant improvements and additions to its automated systems.
British Antarctic Survey has teamed up with the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Glasgow to champion the FindAScienceBerth project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. The project will open up more opportunities for early career researchers and technicians, particularly from traditionally excluded groups, to join science research cruises, breaking down barriers for conducting fieldwork in marine science.