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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

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 ....



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


Our history

For 60 years BAS has been responsible for most of the UK’s scientific research in Antarctica.