Our data activities reflect the multi-disciplinary and collaborative nature of polar research. The data teams at BAS play a vital role in supporting scientists both within the organisation and world-wide. From providing operational support on BAS stations, ships and aircraft, to expertise on data access and long-term data curation. Explore this section to discover more about our teams and the work we do.


Our data

Encompassing datasets, specimen collections, maps, research publications and images


Data systems

Explore data access systems managed by the Polar Data Centre and Mapping and GIS team

VLF computer screen in the Piggott building. This image is associated with the 2005-2010 BAS science programme: SEC - Sun Earth Connections. (BAS-10003367)

Managing data

Supporting the data management life cycle from planning to discovery and access

Bathymetry data showing the sub sea and Island volcano's which form the South Sandwich Islands in the Southern Ocean.
This view is looking south east past the Saunders Seamounts.

Our data teams

Mapping and GIS, the Polar Data Centre, Web & Applications, BAS Library, and Archives Service