Aurora Innovation Centre, Cambridge, UK

Position
Lat. 52°12'44"N, Long. 0°4'50"E

What is the Aurora Innovation Centre?

Our mission is to create space for collaboration within the British Antarctic Survey – addressing issues of global importance and helping society adapt to a changing world.. The Aurora Innovation Centre offers a space and support services for interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle environmental challenges and increase real-world benefit of polar research. Our aim is to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet, and contribute to looking for solutions for a Net Zero Carbon future. We host and hire out the Innovation Centre for various events and partners, read more below.

Aurora Membership & Collaboration space

Book individual flexible desk space in our Collaboration Space at Aurora and gain valuable networking opportunities to broad scientific expertise and like-minded people. Aurora Members receive reductions on venue hire within BAS. To find out more please email us here.

Partnerships

We build partnerships with individuals, academics and businesses who share our values, and whose expertise and interests complement ours. Jointly we aim to address issues of global importance, helping society adapt to a changing world.

Our partners are global, national and local. From groundwater monitoring in Morocco to high resolution climate modelling in the Himalayas, from fisheries management in Brazil to understanding arctic sea ice loss, polar expertise is relevant from north to south, from east to west. Our polar operations provide a testbed for innovation under extreme conditions, whilst our understanding of polar biodiversity contributes to a sustainable bioeconomy. We are keen to talk to you and explore how our expertise can add benefit to your work. To find out more please email us here.

Venue hire at the Aurora Innovation Centre

The Aurora Conference Theatre, seminar rooms, meeting rooms and collaboration space can be hired by external organisations who share our passion for the environment. To find out more about working collaboratively with BAS, or if you would like to use our spaces, please explore our venue hire pages or email us here.

Take a quick look at our Conference Theatre

Aurora venue hire

We hire out our state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities and exhibition spaces.

Aurora events

Please note that due to current Covid19 restrictions most of our events have been moved, or are being held virtually

Examples of BAS expertise for innovation

14 July, 2020 by Pilvi Muschitiello

The unique environments at the Polar regions, combined with our scientific understanding and technological expertise, present exciting opportunities for innovation. Explore this section to get a taste of what is going on, and become inspired to work with us.



British Antarctic Survey response to COVID-19

6 April, 2020

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our organisation continues to function well in spite of most of our staff working from home. Science and support teams who have completed summer fieldwork are currently being repatriated to UK.


Science Minister opens new Aurora Innovation Centre

21 July, 2017

The new Aurora Innovation Centre that will support cross-discipline research to tackle environmental challenges and increase the real-world benefit of polar research was officially opened today (Friday 21 July) by …


CACHE-ITN

Pushing forward our understanding of calcium production in the marine environment


Cold Skeletons

Does the cold affect how animals grow? Are skeletons different in Antarctic marine species, which survive almost permanently below 0°C? It is well known that animals grow at different rates …


EMBRC

European Marine Biological Resource Centre


Impact of Plastic in the Polar Regions

An estimated 75% of all the litter in our oceans is plastic, and around 5 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the ocean annually. Scientific observations of a significant concentration …


Long term monitoring of plastics

This long-term study monitors the impact of marine plastics and other debris on breeding seabirds at Bird Island. Researchers have monitored the levels of marine plastics and other material from …


Polar View

Polar View delivers information about sea ice direct to ships operating in the Southern Ocean.


Protein Folding in the Cold

How do animals survive in the freezing seas of Antarctica? Although Antarctic fish have evolved over millions of years to keep working at such low temperatures, we still do not …


SO-AntEco Biodiversity

In this collaboration with the Natural History Museum (NHM) and the University of Liverpool, we have developed novel methods for using existing data to contribute to marine conservation and fisheries …