Science themes and targets

Our five Polar Science for a Sustainable Planet research themes define BAS science and align with NERC’s strategy stated in the Business of the Environment 2013, the NERC Delivery Plan 2019 and UKRI’s Delivery Plan 2019. Each theme aims to fill key knowledge gaps and develop new knowledge that will benefit science and society. Each has a particular relevance or foundation in the polar regions but also has significance for the entire planet and the people living on it.