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

nalm

Nicola Munro

Arctic Office Manager

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Jeremy Wilkinson

Sea Ice Physicist

clanno

Clara Manno

Pelagic Marine Ecologist

lsim

Louise Sime

Palaeoclimate Modeller - 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

annbel

Anna Belcher

Ecological Biogeochemist

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

Computation Bioinformatics

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

dwat

Dave Wattam

Head of Polar Operations

samhall

Samuel Hall

SDA Digital Twin Manager

notc

Norman Ratcliffe

Seabird Ecologist

gant

Geraint Tarling

Science Leader IMP 3

rdla

Robert Larter

Deputy 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

Palaeoclimatologist

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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

katsli

Katie Gosling

Pre Award Senior Research Manager

jaas

James Smith

Sedimentologist

rcav

Rachel Cavanagh

Ecosystem Scientist

susdun

Sue Dunn

Station Support Administrator

mcr

Michael Rose

Engineering Advisor

emfi

Elaine Fitzcharles

Senior Lab Manager and Micro Molecular Lab Suite Manager

hlu

Hua Lu

Atmospheric Scientist: Stratosphere/Troposhere Coupling

jacher53

Jacob Opher

PhD Student

tjbra

Thomas Bracegirdle

Atmosphere, Ice and Climate Deputy Science Leader

gsto

Gabriele Stowasser

Marine Ecologist

nc

Nicholas Cox

Project Leader (Arctic)

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 Arctic Sea-Ice-Zone Blowing Snow

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 …

ICEMAR

The EC-funded ICEMAR project is a GMES pilot service delivering sea ice information products directly to ships navigating through sea ice in the Arctic.

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 …




Variations in Observations of Geosynchronous Magnetopause and Last Closed Drift Shell Crossings with Magnetic Local Time

10 August, 2022 by Mervyn Freeman, Richard Horne, Sarah Glauert, Thomas Daggitt

We analyse a set of events in which both electron flux dropouts caused by magnetopause shadowing and geosynchronous magnetopause crossings (GMCs) are observed. These observations are compared to event-specific last…

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Latitudinal variance in the drivers and pacing of warmth during mid‐Pleistocene MIS 31 in the Antarctic Zone of the Southern Ocean

5 August, 2022 by Lara Perez Miguel, Victoria Peck

Early Pleistocene Marine Isotope Stage (MIS)-31 (1.081 to 1.062 Ma) is a unique interval of extreme global warming, including evidence of a West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) collapse. Here we…

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Microbiomic analysis of bacteria associated with rock tripe lichens in Continental and Maritime Antarctic regions

3 August, 2022 by Peter Convey

Increased research attention is being given to bacterial diversity associated with lichens. Rock tripe lichens (Umbilicariaceae) were collected from two distinct Antarctic biological regions, the continental region near the Japanese…

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Seven snail species hidden in one: Biogeographic diversity in an apparently widespread periwinkle in the Southern Ocean

1 August, 2022 by Simon Morley

Aim: The Antarctic Circumpolar Current imparts significant structure to the Southern Ocean biota. The Antarctic Polar Front is a major barrier to dispersal, with separate species (or sometimes intraspecific clades)…

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Increasing Accumulation of Perfluorocarboxylate Contaminants Revealed in an Antarctic Firn Core (1958–2017)

26 July, 2022 by Anna Jones, Markus Frey, Robert Mulvaney, Holly Winton

Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are synthetic chemicals with a variety of industrial and consumer applications that are now widely distributed in the global environment. Here, we report the measurement of six…

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Understanding Sources and Drivers of Size-Resolved Aerosol in the High Arctic Islands of Svalbard Using a Receptor Model Coupled with Machine Learning

25 July, 2022 by Amelie Kirchgaessner, Anna Jones

Atmospheric aerosols are important drivers of Arctic climate change through aerosol–cloud–climate interactions. However, large uncertainties remain on the sources and processes controlling particle numbers in both fine and coarse modes.…

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