Explore polar data

Explore polar data – from long-term environmental, biological, geological and meteorological datasets, to specimens, maps, and photographs. As well as Arctic and Antarctic data produced from BAS science programmes, this section includes data from UK-funded polar research deposited with the UK Polar Data Centre.

A graphical image map of the Arctic

Data systems

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

Biologist using a BAS map of Bird Island during field work


If you're working in Antarctica or just visiting, it's more than likely you will need maps