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About British Antarctic Survey

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Explore this section to learn about our organisation, our funding, our aims, our people, science, history, events, contacts and public information services

Sunset reflected in the bay at Bird Island.

Corporate aims

Our vision is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and polar operations ......

Group picture of scientists and support staff at the SLE deep field site close to the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica

Our people

BAS employs over 500 highly skilled and professional staff ....

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Science

Polar Science generates insight and discoveries that change the way we understand our world.

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Our history

The history of the organisation is preserved by the Archives Service, established in 1979