Information Services team

The Information Services group consists of the Archives Service, the BAS Library, the Polar Data Centre (PDC) and the Web and Applications team. These teams are jointly responsible for the management of over 70 years worth of scientific and corporate data and information.

The overarching aim of the group is to make data and information available and accessible to anyone who wishes to reuse it.

The component teams all have their own specific remits and aims and they can be seen in the links in the sidebar.

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Beverley Ager

Library Services Manager

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Timothy Barnes

Data Manager

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Paul Breen

Data Manager

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Katy Buckland

Scientific Data Coordinator

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Alysa Hulbert

Assistant Information Officer

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Peter Kirsch

Data Manager

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Luke McDonald

Web Applications Developer

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Helen Peat

Head of Polar Data Centre

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Kevin Roberts

Assistant Archivist

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Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley

Director of Innovations and Impact

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Alexander Tate

Senior Data and System Architect

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Petra Ten Hoopen

Marine Data Manager

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Mandy Tomsett

Assistant Librarian (NLS)

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Mari Whitelaw

Scientific Data Manager (Biological Focus)

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Alice Fremand

Scientific Data Manager, Geophysics

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Louise Bacon

Biological Data Assistant

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Jason White

Web Applications Developer

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Claudia Havranek

Scientific Data Manager (Biological Focus)

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Ieuan Hopkins

Archives Records and Information Compliance Manager

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Stephen Lloyd

Senior Systems Developer

Thirty years of marine debris in the Southern Ocean: annual surveys of two island shores in the Scotia Sea

1 March, 2020 by Claire Waluda, Iain Staniland, Kevin Hughes, Mari Whitelaw, Michael Dunn, Sally Thorpe

We report on three decades of repeat surveys of beached marine debris at two locations in the Scotia Sea, in the Southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Between October…

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Geochronology and geochemistry of the northern Scotia Sea: a revised interpretation of the North and West Scotia ridge junction

15 July, 2019 by Alexander Tate, Alex Burton-Johnson, Philip Leat, Teal Riley

Understanding the tectonic evolution of the Scotia Sea is critical to interpreting how ocean gateways developed during the Cenozoic and their influence on ocean circulation patterns and water exchange between…

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Morphological and geological features of Drake Passage, Antarctica, from a new digital bathymetric model

3 July, 2019 by Alexander Tate, Elanor Gowland, Philip Leat, Robert Larter, Teal Riley

The Drake Passage is an oceanic gateway of about 850 km width located between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula that connects the southeastern Pacific Ocean with the southwestern Atlantic Ocean.…

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Subglacial hydrological control on flow of an Antarctic Peninsula palaeo-ice stream

10 December, 2018 by Alexander Tate, Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand, James Smith, James Kirkham, Kelly Hogan, Robert Larter, Zoe Roseby

Basal hydrological systems play an important role in controlling the dynamic behaviour of ice streams. Data showing their morphology and relationship to geological substrates beneath modern ice streams are, however,…

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Benthic biodiversity in the South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area

20 June, 2018 by Alexander Tate, Hilary Blagbrough, Huw Griffiths, Katrin Linse, Oliver Hogg, Peter Enderlein, Phil Trathan, Susie Grant

The South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf (SOISS) Marine Protected Area (MPA) was the first MPA to be designated entirely within the high seas and is managed under the Commission for…

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Long term variability in the diet and reproductive performance of penguins at Bird Island, South Georgia

1 March, 2017 by Claire Waluda, Helen Peat, Phil Trathan, Simeon Hill

Inter-annual variability in diet during crèche (December to February) over 22 years (1989–2010) was examined for gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua breeding at Bird Island, South Georgia (54°00′S, 38°03′W). Overall, diets…

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KRILLBASE: a circumpolar database of Antarctic krill and salp numerical densities, 1926–2016

1 March, 2017 by Geraint Tarling, Helen Peat, Laura Gerrish, Peter Fretwell, Peter Ward, Simeon Hill, Sophie Fielding

Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and salps are major macroplankton contributors to Southern Ocean food webs and krill are also fished commercially. Managing this fishery sustainably, against a backdrop of rapid…

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Control of sedimentation by active tectonics, glaciation and contourite-depositing currents in Endurance Basin, South Georgia

1 December, 2014 by Alexander Tate, Philip Leat

Endurance Basin is an elongate broadly WNW-ESE trending basin located on the northern margin of the Scotia Sea, adjacent to the southern margin of the South Georgia micro-continent. Bathymetric and…

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