The British Antarctica Survey (BAS) traces its roots to post World War II and was officially formed in 1962 and headquartered in Cambridge, U.K. The BAS has five permanent bases in the British Antarctic Territory and two bases in South Georgia. BAS headquarters supplies office, equipment, scientific labs and research materials for scientific inquiry into the natural resources and geography of the Antarctic.

Address
High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 DET, United Kingdom
Website
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Antarctic_Survey

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End of giant iceberg A-68

The mission to determine the impact of the giant A-68a iceberg on the important marine ecosystem of sub-Antarctic South Georgia is a success according to a team of researchers and engineers, from British Antarctic Survey ...

Penguins benefit from extended maritime zone

Gentoo penguins are benefiting from a newly enlarged no-fishing zone (known as a No-Take Zone NTZ) around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia following British Antarctic Survey (BAS) tracking research commissioned by ...

Molting krill provide a highway for ocean carbon storage

This study provides the first estimate of how much carbon large swarms of Antarctic krill can draw down and store through the molting process. The efficiency of this process has an important influence on our global climate.

Blue whales return to South Georgia after near extinction

An international research team led by UK scientists has revealed the return of critically endangered Antarctic blue whales to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, 50 years after whaling all but wiped them out. The new ...

A68 iceberg heads toward sub-Antarctic island South Georgia

An iceberg is heading towards the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. A68a—the size of the UK county of Somerset—broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in 2017 and has been drifting north ever since. If it becomes grounded ...

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