British Antarctic Survey

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
E-mail
lmca@bas.ac.uk
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New study reveals what penguins eat

The longest and most comprehensive study to date of what penguins eat is published this month. The study, published in the journal Marine Biology, examines the diets of gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) at Bird Island, South ...

dateFeb 15, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Modelling Gondwana break-up

Gondwana break-up changed the global continental configuration, leading to the opening of major oceanic gateways, shifts in the climate system and significant impacts on the biosphere, hydrosphere and cryosphere.

dateNov 18, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Icebergs and blue carbon

When divers laid a grid of 225 markers on the seabed it started one of the longest marine disturbance experiments anywhere in the world.

dateNov 18, 2016 in Environment
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Quest begins for oldest ice on Earth

A team of European scientists heads to East Antarctica this month to locate the oldest ice on Earth. The team is part of an EU-funded research consortium from ten European countries whose aim is to search for a suitable site ...

dateNov 14, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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