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  • Saturday, October 8th 2016 - 11:13 UTC

    Antarctica celebrates 25th anniversary of the Environment Protection Protocol

    Signed on 4 October 1991 by 31 countries, the Madrid Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty came into force in 1998, once it had been ratified by all 26 ATCPs countries

    Tuesday 4 October was the 25th anniversary of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty which was created in order to protect the unique and pristine Antarctic landscape. The Protocol designates Antarctica as a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science; and bans the commercial extraction of minerals (mining and drilling).

  • Thursday, November 26th 2015 - 17:39 UTC

    UK's Cammell Laird will build BAS new £200 million polar research ship

     Cammell Laird chief executive, John Syvret CBE, met with NERC chief operating officer Paul Fox (L) to seal the deal in Birkenhead

    The Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird said it saw off competition from Europe and beyond including Korea and Singapore to be selected as the preferred bidder to build a new vessel for the UK-funded Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The contract was signed last week and it is expected that full production will start in June next year, and on completion the vessel will be operated by NERC’s British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

  • Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 05:57 UTC

    UK's new polar ship to be built in Britain; delivery scheduled for 2019

    The new ship will be operated by BAS and will be available to the whole U.K. research community, including for postgraduate training.

    The U.K. Government announced on Monday that Cammell Laird in Birkenhead has been selected as the preferred bidder to build the nation’s new £200 million polar research ship. The decision follows a 12-month competitive tender process that involved bids from companies in the U.K., Spain, Norway, Singapore and South Korea.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2013 - 21:20 UTC

    British Antarctic Survey has a new director: climate expert Professor Jane Francis

    Ms Francis is currently Dean of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Leeds

    Professor Jane Francis has been appointed as the new Director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Ms Francis, a geologist by training, is Professor of Palaeoclimatology at the University of Leeds where she is currently Dean of the Faculty of Environment.