The Antarctic Marine Engineering Team is responsible for providing engineering support and expertise in the design, development, manufacture and support of equipment used to conduct BAS research. Disciplines include electronic, mechanical, software and communications engineering.
The team’s main function is to develop systems for science data acquisition purposes. The requirements of these systems are often quite diverse and usually unique in their design. Much of the equipment is specially developed and is application specific. However, the group has developed equipment that has applications in other areas and where practical this technology has been utilised on other programmes.
The group provides support during many science programmes and has key responsibilities for marine science cruises and airborne survey work. Coupled with this is a requirement to provide engineering support in areas such as communications and systems monitoring.
The team has a very wide remit at BAS and is dedicated to providing a high quality engineering service to its users, whilst maintaining quality, flexibility and efficiency.
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Head of Airborne Survey Technology
Head of AME Mechanical Engineering
Drilling Engineer/Marine Tech
Head of Electronics Services
PhD Student Adaptations
Head of Eng Tech
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