BAS-Arctic Working Group

Working Group purpose

The Arctic Working Group is a group of more than 60 BAS scientists and operations staff who are currently working in the Arctic or have aspirations to work there. The AWG was started in 2018 to bring together researchers in different fields to share their experiences of Arctic research, to enable new collaborations, and to maximise the potential output of this group by coordinating efforts and knowledge regarding Arctic projects, funding calls and logistics.  

A view of a snow covered mountain
Icebergs at Ilulissat, West Greenland

 

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kelgan

Kelly Hogan

Marine Geophysicist

henrge

Henry Burgess

Head of Arctic Office

janefr

Jane Francis

Director

nalm

Nicola Munro

Arctic Office Manager

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Jeremy Wilkinson

Sea Ice Physicist

clanno

Clara Manno

Pelagic Marine Ecologist

lsim

Louise Sime

IDP Science Leader IMP 3

biaper

Bianca Perren

Palaeoecologist

aismith

Aisling Smith

SDA Laboratory Manager

jacr

Alistair Crame

Science Leader

acrki

Amelie Kirchgaessner

Atmospheric Scientist

ahf

Andrew Fleming

Head of MAGIC

andkav

Andrew Kavanagh

Middle Atmosphere Vertical Coupling Analyst

calmes

Caroline Holmes

Polar Climate Scientist

chrdri

Christopher Aldridge

Operations Programme Manager

csall

Claire Allen

Palaeoceanographer

ghil

Guy Hillyard

Biological Sciences Lab Suite Manager

mior

Michael Thorne

Research Scientist

hjg

Huw Griffiths

Marine Biogeographer

maey

Markus Frey

Atmospheric and Glaciochemist DSL

pcon

Peter Convey

Terrestrial Ecologist IMP 3

sjro

Stephen Roberts

Quaternary Geologist

vlp

Victoria Peck

Palaeoceanographer

eakf

Elaina Ford

Senior Research Manager

iadk

Iain Rudkin

Arctic Operations Manager

dwat

Dave Wattam

Head of Polar Operations

samhall

Samuel Hall

Research Scientist

notc

Norman Ratcliffe

Seabird Ecologist

gant

Geraint Tarling

Science Leader IMP 3

rdla

Robert Larter

Dep Science Leader of Palaeo Environments IMP 3

gaevey

Gaelle Veyssiere

Sea Ice Physicist

kne

Kevin Newsham

Terrestrial Ecologist

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Premdeep Gill

PhD Student

lith

Liz Thomas

PalaeoclimatologistIMP 3

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Natasha Lucas

Physical Oceanographer

mmm

Michael Meredith

Science Leader IMP 2

smor

Simon Morley

Ecophysiologist

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Jakob Thyrring

Visiting Scientist

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Hannah Cubaynes

Wildlife from Space Research Associate

macl

Mark Clilverd

Atmospheric Physicist IMP 3

jaas

James Smith

Sedimentologist

rcav

Rachel Cavanagh

Ecosystem Scientist

susdun

Sue Dunn

Station Support Administrator

mcr

Michael Rose

Engineering Advisor

emfi

Elaine Fitzcharles

Snr Lab Mgr and Micro Molecular Lab Suite Mgr

hlu

Hua Lu

Atmos Sci: Stratosphere/Troposhere Coupling

jacher53

Jacob Opher

PhD Student

tjbra

Thomas Bracegirdle

Atmosphere, Ice and Climate Dep Science Leader

gsto

Gabriele Stowasser

Marine Ecologist

gjma

Gareth Marshall

Senior Climatologist

epab

Povl Abrahamsen

Observational Oceanographer

lauger

Laura Gerrish

GIS and Mapping Specialist

mpf

Mervyn Freeman

Science Leader

gchi

Gareth Chisham

Space Weather Researcher

kl

Katrin Linse

Senior Biodiversity Biologist

kathen

Kate Hendry

Ocean Climate Scientist

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Xin Yang

Atmospheric Chemistry Modeller

ABSCISSA

The source of sea-salt aerosols in the Polar Regions appears to be linked to sea ice surfaces, but exact details are unclear. Defining the sources is important given the critical …

Arctic marine geophysics

This research focuses on investigating the glacial histories of Arctic ice sheets and ice caps using the marine geological record preserved on continental margins. By reconstructing past ice sheets, their …

SDOO

Abrupt warming episodes punctuate Greenland ice core records throughout the last glacial period. These events were first identified in two Greenland stable water isotope records (Dansgaard et al., 1993), and …

Climate and Ice during the Last Interglacial

During the Last Interglacial (129-116 thousand years ago, ka) CO2 and global temperature were both higher than they were before human industrialisation. By examining Last Interglacial climate, we thus gain …

TEA-COSI

TEA_COSI assesses Arctic Sea-ice which has an important impact on currents and ocean circulations around the globe

UKESM-BAS

Reliable projections of the Earth’s climate are at the heart of scientific support for international efforts to address global change. There is increasing recognition that reliable projections require that physical …



ICE-ARC

physicists, chemists, biologists, economists, and sociologists from 21 institutes in 11 countries across Europe assess the rapid retreat and collapse of Arctic sea-ice cover


SIOS

Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System (SIOS) is an international infrastructure project. There are 26 partners from Europe and Asia involved. The essential objective is to establish better coordinated services for …

SEANA

Global shipping is undergoing significant changes. In January 2020 the maximum sulphur emission by ships in international waters will reduce from 3.5% to 0.5% by mass, as a result of …

Data As Art

DATA AS ART is an ongoing science & art project in development at NERC’s British Antarctic Survey (BAS). It visualises science data (in its widest definition), to create stunning and …


EISCAT Science Support

The UK EISCAT support group (UKESG) is a collaboration between the British Antarctic Survey and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, funded via the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) EISCAT, the …

Iceland Greenland seas Project

PI: Ian Renfrew (University of East Anglia) CO-I’s: Tom Bracegirdle, Tom Lachlan-Cope, Alexandra Weiss PDRA’s: Andrew Elvidge (University of East Anglia), James Pope NERC Grant: NE/N009924/1 Project Partners: Robert Pickart …

ACSIS

Major changes are occurring across the North Atlantic climate system: in the ocean and atmosphere temperatures and circulation, in sea ice thickness and extent, and in key atmospheric constituents such …


Increasing ship traffic in Inuit Nunangat

17 August, 2023

Researchers from British Antarctic Survey are heading to the Canadian Arctic this week to learn more about the impacts of increasing ship traffic in Inuit Nunangat. In recent years, climate …





Top predator feeding ecology and microplastic (MP) contamination on the far eastern South American coast: Evidence of MP trophic biotransfer

5 April, 2024 by Simon Morley

This study describes the feeding ecology, spatial distribution of each ontogenetic phase and the corresponding plastic debris contamination, in the Caribbean sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon porosus as a function of spatial-temporal…

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Detection of plastic, cellulosic micro-fragments and microfibers in Laternula elliptica from King George Island (Maritime Antarctica)

1 April, 2024 by Simon Morley

It is generally acknowledged that microplastic pollutants are prevalent in ocean waters and sediments across a range of tropical, temperate, subpolar, and polar regions. The waters surrounding King George Island…

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Testing the resilience, physiological plasticity and mechanisms underlying upper temperature limits of Antarctic marine ecto-therms

29 March, 2024 by Elaine Fitzcharles, Lloyd Peck, Melody Clark, Rebecca Smith, Rose Stainthorp, Simon Morley

Antarctic marine ectotherms live in the constant cold and are characterised by limited resilience to elevated temperature. Here we tested three of the central paradigms underlying this resilience. Firstly, we…

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