BAS Executive team

The BAS Executive Team is responsible for strategic planning.  Members advise and support the Director and help provide the overall leadership, direction and management of the Survey to achieve its mission.

Director of BAS Prof. Jane Francis
Director of BAS Professor Dame Jane Francis

Terms of Reference

  • Develop, update and communicate BAS strategy to ensure effective development of BAS into the future
  • Ensure strategies are in place for world class, high quality science with maximum impact
  • Develop strategies to ensure that operations, infrastructure, facilities, collaboration and capabilities can deliver the BAS mission
  • Encourage and facilitate appropriate business links for the commercial exploitation of BAS research and technical innovation
  • Ensure the proper management of BAS and its finances, in a manner that is open, provides value for money and ensures a sustainable future
  • Foster and develop a skilled and adaptable workforce that can meet future challenges
  • Ensure that BAS operates in a safe & healthy manner and with the minimum-practicable environmental impact
  • Ensure that BAS communicates its work and engages with the wider scientific community, decision-makers, and the general public

 

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Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley

Director of Innovations and Impact

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Simon Garrod

Director of BAS Operations

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Laura Dance

Director of Corporate Services

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Richard Horne

Science Leader - IMP 1

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Steven Marshall

Head of Governance, Risk and Assurance

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Mags Clark

Head of Future Financial Strategy

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Julie Leland

Executive Support Team Manager

UK-Argentina science collaboration agreement signed

16 May, 2018

On Monday 14 May, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the Instituto Antártico Argentino (IAA) signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to provide a formal framework to joint scientific …




NEWS STORY: Evaluation shows BAS in good light

5 August, 2013

Independent evaluation of British Antarctic Survey research excellence The outcome of an independent evaluation of the research excellence within NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Research Centres is published today. The …



On the variability of EMIC waves and the consequences for the relativistic electron radiation belt population

1 December, 2021 by Johnathan Ross, Nigel Meredith, Richard Horne, Sarah Glauert

The interactions between electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves and relativistic electrons are influential in diffusing radiation belt electrons into the loss code from which the electrons are lost into the…

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Editorial: ‘No continent is immune, including Antarctica’, but National Antarctic Programmes acted collectively to avert disaster

1 October, 2021 by Jane Francis

The global reach of the COVID-19 pandemic threatened Antarctic activities, even though the continent is isolated and remote. Members of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) quickly…

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Drift orbit bifurcations and cross-field transport in the outer radiation belt: Global MHD and integrated test-particle simulations

30 September, 2021 by Nigel Meredith, Richard Horne, Sarah Glauert

Energetic particle fluxes in the outer magnetosphere present a significant challenge to modeling efforts as they can vary by orders of magnitude in response to solar wind driving conditions. In…

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Frequency-dependent modulation of whistler-mode waves by density irregularities during the recovery phase of a geomagnetic storm

28 August, 2021 by Richard Horne

Density irregularities near the plasmapause are commonly observed and play an important role in whistler-mode wave excitation and propagation. In this study, we report a frequency-dependent modulation event of whistler-mode…

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Interplanetary shock‐induced magnetopause motion: Comparison between theory and global magnetohydrodynamic simulations

18 August, 2021 by Mervyn Freeman, Nigel Meredith, Richard Horne

The magnetopause marks the outer edge of the Earth’s magnetosphere and a distinct boundary between solar wind and magnetospheric plasma populations. In this letter, we use global magnetohydrodynamic simulations to…

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