British Antarctic Survey – Science Blog

  • Guest blog: exploring polar governance
    On March 27 2017, British Antarctic Survey played host to a lively and well attended workshop on polar governance. Throughout the day an array of scientists, social scientists, and humanities …... Read more »
  • RRS Sir David Attenborough: The story so far
    Paul Fox, Senior Responsible Officer for RRS Sir David Attenborough, has written a guest blog for a behind-the-scenes look at NERC’s commission of a new polar research ship for Britain and the associated Antarctic infrastructure modernisation programme.... Read more »
  • Exploring South Georgia’s seafloor fauna with SQUID
    I recently spent four-and-a-bit weeks aboard the German blue water research ship RV Meteor along with Oli Hogg, my PhD student. We took part in the “Methane South Georgia” research …... Read more »
  • Live from the Arctic!
    This is not my average Arctic field season. Usually the months before departure are spent in a tiered state of preparation – getting field equipment ready and sending it North, …... Read more »
  • A fishy business around South Georgia
    In this blog Dr Mark Belchier from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explains why a team of experts visits King Edward Point biennially to carry out a survey of the fish …... Read more »
  • Guest blog: How to move an Antarctic research station #2
    This is Part 2 of a guest blog written by Ramboll engineer Ben Rowe, who was embedded with the British Antarctic Survey for 11 weeks to advise and assist with …... Read more »
  • Guest blog: How to move an Antarctic research station #1
    This is Part 1 of a guest blog written by Ramboll engineer Ben Rowe, who was embedded with the British Antarctic Survey for 11 weeks to advise and assist with …... Read more »
  • Signy Island: Water and Ice
    I wish I could tell you how dramatically isolated we feel here – how the expanse of an ocean that swirls the entire circumference of the planet and stands between …... Read more »
  • ANTARCTIC BLOG: Working on the Polar Plateau
    Ice core drilling is a large complex operation to firstly get the equipment out into the field, assemble it, drill intact columns of ice and then process the collected ice for analysis. Markus Frey explains.... Read more »
  • Shedding light on lanternfish
    By Dr Geraint Tarling Lanternfish are found in many of the world’s oceans and get their name from the numerous photophores (light organs) that occur all over their bodies. Also …... Read more »