Aurora events, Cambridge, UK

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Events at Aurora

British Antarctic Survey hosts events at its Aurora Innovation Centre in Cambridge to bring together thought leaders from industry, academia, and the entrepreneurial landscape. We focus on issues relating to polar science, innovation and environmental stewardship with a view to sharing best practice, give an honest account of successes and challenges, and highlight which barriers and knowledge gaps need to be addressed to accelerate progress.

We run a monthly talk series called Knowledge Snacks bringing together Aurora Members, external guests speakers and BAS staff. The session format is 2×15 min talks on specialist topics, followed by Q&A and networking. Knowledge Snacks are currently running online via Zoom.

If you would like to get in touch about organising a collaborative event, please email one of our Innovation team members, or get in touch via

Future Events

Past Events

Antarctica: Mystery of the ice

June 18 @ 2:00 pm – June 18 @ 3:00 pm

Join climate scientist and #SciComm expert Ella Gilbert online for ‘Antarctica: Mystery of the ice’ at BAS Live, 2:00pm, Thursday 18 June 2020. Antarctica, the world’s most southerly continent, contains 90% of the world’s ice. It’s of great interest to scientists as the edges are melting as our planet warms. Giant rivers of ice have…

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‘Emperor Penguin: Super Bird’ – Online Talk

May 5 @ 2:00 pm – May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Homeschoolers and penguin fans! Join British Antarctic Survey penguin expert Dr Peter Fretwell this Tuesday 5 May at 2:00pm (UK time) for free online talk ‘Emperor Penguin: Super Bird’. Peter will be teaching us about the six ‘superpowers’ unique to emperor penguins that allow them to survive the harshest environment on earth. No registration or…

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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.