Diversity in UK Polar Science – Resources

Welcome to our DiPSI project resource page. This page is meant to be interactive. We would like you to explore the documents our project team has created: ask questions about them, use them, and help us make them more useful for you. We’ve also gathered links to external reference materials, articles, blogs and networks where others within the Polar community are working towards inclusion. Get in touch with us by emailing us, or join our emailing list if you’d like to hear about our activities, participate in surveys and more.

Journeys into Polar Science playlistUK Polar Horizons Programme recorded talks

The below playlist contains talks presented to and by the DiPSI Polar Horizons Programme participants. These talks highlight different journeys, new and seasoned, in Polar Science.

DiPSI project resource documents

The below documents are a collection of contacts, funding information and lessons learnt from the project team. Do you have an idea that could make us even more effective? Please get in touch!

  • UK Polar community contact list –If you’re looking to get in touch with the UK Polar Community this is a compiled list of contacts. It’s just a start, and we’d welcome help to make the list more comprehensive. Please email our project team to make this document even better.
  • Polar Funding information 2020 –The funding information document is not an exhaustive list of money, but it is a repository of funding, that lists which organizations fund fellowships, grants or bursaries that enable people to engage with polar science activities or attend polar conferences.
  • The EDI 101 training document is currently used for BAS internal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training, but is intended to be a tool that other organisations can adopt. At BAS it will be introduced as part of the Induction day to start conversations that precipitate organisation-wide cultural change. Please get in touch with us if you would like to adopt this presentation for your team or organisation, or have questions about how it is used.
  • Polar Horizons Student project guidebook–This document is currently in the making! The guidebook is intended as a step-by-step guide into creating targeted opportunities for marginalised groups. We have documented the process from application forms, to host scientist contact, budgeting, community training and beyond.
  • Ethics Review: Race Impact Survey for the UK Polar CommunityThis document supports our survey, where we are asking for people to share their experience and thoughts about the impact of race within the UK Polar community. We are now in the process of data analysis and report writing. We will collate best practice responses and consider the next stage of development of the DiPSI programme.

External Networks within the Polar Community

Useful reference materials – engaging communities

The following articles and blogs provide with a deeper dive into the array of diversity and inclusion work. These texts are hopefully inspiring and can provide with abundant tools to move forward.

The list is courtesy of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Explore opportunities BAS can offer

The UK polar science community receives much of its funding from UKRI-NERC.  British Antarctic Survey works with colleagues within UKRI-NERC to take forward a shared commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.  The Diversity in Polar Science initiative benefits from this association, as well as from its connections with influential polar networks.