Two Argentine opposition Senators have requested the Foreign affairs and Defense Ministries to report on the ”unrestricted movements of the UK RRS Sir David Attenborough, flying the 'illegal flag of the Falklands', and sailing between Port Stanley (Puerto Argentino) and Punta Arena (Chile), and the implicit and vital logistic support provided to the vessel by the government of Chile.”
Falklands flagged UK’s new polar ship RRS Sir David Attenborough begins its polar science trials in Antarctica this week. A team of 30 national and international scientists, engineers and technical staff departed the Falkland Islands on Tuesday for almost two months of science capability trials – the first to test the ship’s science capabilities in deep polar waters.
Some 140 people, including 50 Scots, have gathered for the biggest-ever Burns supper held in Antarctica. Workers at the British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station in Antarctica celebrated the life of Robert Burns at what is believed to be the world’s most southerly knees-up on Saturday 21 January.
Falkland Islands RRS Sir David Attenborough has arrived to the Islands, and docked at East Cove, and is scheduled to leave for the Rothera Base on Saturday, beginning the Antarctica campaign.
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) celebrated 60 years of scientific research in Antarctica as the UK’s national operator. BAS evolved from the Falkland Islands Dependency Survey (FIDS), following on the success of Operation Tabarin 1943/46 involving SS Fitzroy from the Falkland Islands. This week's event took place during the marking of Antarctica Day on December first.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will enable ships navigating in polar ocean conditions to be more efficient using a new route planning tool created by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) researchers. The tool aims to reduce carbon emissions and optimize science.
Next Sunday, 20 November, Falklands flagged he RRS Sir David Attenborough departs from Harwich for a short stop at Portsmouth to take on fuel before leaving for Antarctica. Its first point of call will be the City of Stanley, Falkland Islands, three and a half weeks later. From there it will continue to the freezing region, fully loaded and with its capacity for lodging sixty scientists.
After a long season in Antarctica, Falkland Islands' flagged exploration ship RRS Sir David Attenborough has docked in Belfast for the first time, to pick up new crew members ahead of carrying out further scientific studies around the UK coastline. The state of the art vessel is owned by the Natural Environment Research Council and operated by the British Antarctic Survey.
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.
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.