British Antarctic Survey at Bluedot Festival 2023

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British Antarctic Survey is delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Bluedot Festival from 20-23 July 2023.

Join us at Bluedot Festival – an award winning line up of music, science and cosmic culture set in the shadow of the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

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Polar science and engineering comes to life in the Mission Control marquee where you will discover some of the incredible scientific research equipment used by our polar researchers in Antarctica:

  • Explore the model of our new polar ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough
  • Discover underwater robots like our Slocum glider, used by oceanographers to collect data about the dynamics and chemistry from the ocean and under the edge of the ice.
  • Get a feel for life as a polar researcher by bedding down in our field camp complete with pyramid tent, sheepskin rug, sleeping bag and primus stove…and take a look at what’s on their menu.
  • Meet our friendly team of experts including our station lead, glaciologists, oceanographers, biologists, engineers and many more.
  • Find out about the Southern Ocean food chain and how we are reducing the carbon footprint of our stations.
  • On Saturday 22nd July take a seat and enjoy our line up of informative talks:

11:00am: Antarctica’s Meltdown, what it means for the world’s oceans. Dr Kelly Hogan, Marine Geophysicist, British Antarctic Survey.

2:00pm: Wintering in Antarctica – Living and Working in Splendid Isolation. Mike Brian, Research Station Leader, British Antarctic Survey.

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Take a seat and learn more about life and work in the coldest place on Earth.


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