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Antarctic fieldwork requirements checklist


Principal Investigators are responsible for ensuring that the following actions are undertaken, to the stated deadlines, in preparation for fieldwork.

Request a map to aid Antarctic fieldwork planning (if required)[email protected]31/05/2021
Complete the BAS Chemical Approvals Register (CAR) form (if applicable)31/05/2021
Discuss arrangements for importing biological samples back to the UK31/05/2021
Submit a PEA and ‘Specialist Activity Permit’ application form for all activities in Antarctica31/05/2021
Completion of science field project risk assessment21/05/2021
Completion of detailed project plan, Standard Operating Procedures and related risk assessments (e.g.COSHH) where applicable
All risk assessments must be completed and approved by BAS prior to commencing work. 
Submit a ‘Regulated Activity Permit’ application form for all projects in South Georgia31/05/2021
Complete summer visitor forms (includes medical forms, personal details forms etc)8-10 wks prior to deployment
Ensure any equipment is suited for Antarctic operations1/07/2021
Discuss shipment of cargo to and from Antarctica1/07/2021
Identify fieldwork personnel1/07/2021
Ensure availability of fieldwork personnel for pre-deployment trainingSeptember/ October 2021
Arrange a Kitting Out Appointment  (Contact: BAS Clothing Manager: Brad Fitch)1/07/2021