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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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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Anna Jones

Director of Science

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Oliver Darke

Acting Head Director of Operation

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Amie Jackson

Head of Strategy

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Julie Jupe

Head of Communications

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 …




Simultaneous organic aerosol source apportionment at two Antarctic sites reveals large-scale and eco-region specific components [preprint]

17 October, 2023 by Anna Jones, Thomas Lachlan-Cope

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are the most pristine areas of the globe and represent ideal places to investigate aerosol-climate interactions in an unperturbed atmosphere. In this study, we present…

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A New Four‐Component L*‐Dependent Model for Radial Diffusion Based on Solar Wind and Magnetospheric Drivers of ULF Waves

19 July, 2023 by Richard Horne, Sarah Glauert, Thomas Daggitt

The outer radiation belt is a region of space comprising highly energetic electrons. During periods of extreme space weather, the number and energy of these electrons can rapidly vary. During…

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Snowpack nitrate photolysis drives the summertime atmospheric nitrous acid (HONO) budget in coastal Antarctica

17 May, 2023 by Anna Jones, Millie Bond, Freya Squires, Markus Frey

Measurements of atmospheric nitrous acid (HONO) amount fraction and flux density above snow were carried out using a long-path absorption photometer at Halley station in coastal Antarctica between 22 Jan-…

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Modeling the effects of drift shell splitting in two case studies of simultaneous observations of substorm-driven Pi1B and IPDP-type EMIC waves

1 October, 2022 by Mark Clilverd, Richard Horne

Intervals of Pulsations of Diminishing Periods (IPDPs) are a subtype of Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) waves that can be triggered by substorm onset. Pi1B waves are Ultra Low Frequency (ULF)…

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