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Research stations

Conducting polar science requires access to well equipped research stations, ships and aircraft. British Antarctic Survey operates four research stations throughout the year in the Antarctic, and one during the summer. It also operates Ny-Ålesund research station in the Arctic on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council.

BAS Antarctic research stations

The view looking East, across Rothera Research Station, towards the Antarctic Peninsula as seen from the top of 'the ramp' above the station.
This image shows the whole of the reserch Station from the Hangar (lower left) to the wharf where you can sea the BAS ship the RRS James Clark Ross (on the right)

Rothera Research Station

The largest British Antarctic facility is a centre for biological research and a hub for supporting deep-field science.