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60th anniversary of signing of the Antarctic Treaty

It's 60 years since the Antarctic Treaty dedicated the continent to peace and science. And earlier this month, 29 nations signed the Prague Declaration reaffirming their commitment to these goals. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explained…
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Polar Medal winner, Catrin Thomas, spends 17 summers in Antarctica

Few people have as many Antarctic stories as British mountaineer, Catrin Thomas. She has worked as a field guide for the British Antarctic Survey for 17 seasons. And now, she has been awarded the UK's Polar Medal. The medal was originally given…
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Emperor penguin colony collapses

Emperor penguins are iconic birds of Antarctica. Yet, a major colony at Halley Bay has failed to breed for the last three years, possibly due to a decline in the sea ice in the Weddell Sea. https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/catastrophic-breeding-failure-at-one-of-worlds-largest-emperor-penguin-colonies/ Photo:…
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BAS scientists react strongly to latest IPCC report

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on Monday 8 Oct 2018, calling for global action to prevent catastrophic climate change. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) talked about their…

Financial Times video about Antarctica

A surprising topic for the Financial Times but a great 4-minute introduction to Antarctica, why research is important and what it's like to spend time on a base there. See it here.

BAS explores impact of plastic in the polar regions

Scientists have found plastic waste almost everywhere on Earth and Antarctica's once pristine seas and shorelines are also being polluted with debris and particles of microplastics. Over the next three years, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS)…

Défi technique : La station Halley VI du BAS se déplace

Suite au réchauffement climatique qui touche tout particulièrement le continent Antarctique, l’actuelle station de recherche britannique Halley VI a dû être déplacée sur 23 km. La base britannique a été créée en 1956 et a justement…