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Science in Antarctica

For over a century Britain has been at the forefront of exploration and scientific research in Antarctica. The scientific advances that have been made over recent decades have gained international recognition and have changed humankind’s understanding of planet Earth. The UK’s vibrant Antarctic research community plays a leading role in the international efforts to investigate and monitor environmental change in the Polar Regions.

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Feeling the heat in Antarctica: the urgency of sea ice research

Dr Robbie Mallett is a sea ice scientist, currently over-wintering at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica as part of an eight-month research campaign for the NERC DEFIANT project. Robbie explains the …