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.


Explore polar data

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


UK Polar Data Centre

The UK Polar Data Centre provides support and services across the data management lifecycle

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.

BAS data teams

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