Polar Operations teams

Operational support for UK polar research is managed by our Operations teams. The team covers a wide range of activities from managing Arctic and Antarctic Research stations, operating polar ships and aircraft.  Our expertise is in polar fieldwork planning, aircraft and ship operations as well as developing engineering and technology solutions for science.

Britain’s national polar research effort is supported by largescale infrastructure, services and facilities, and national-good services. Managed on NERC’s behalf by BAS, this support structure sustains a UK national capability in the polar regions to meet academic, policy and societal needs.

The Dash 7 flying over Ryder Bay before coming into land at Rothera Research Station.


Medical Evacuation Successfully Completed

1 October, 2018

A medical evacuation from the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station was successfully completed this weekend. The evacuation was a precautionary measure in order for the patient to be …



PRESS RELEASE: New season – ambitious science

23 November, 2015

New season tackles ambitious science and logistical challenges The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) 2015/16 field season is underway with dozens of scientists and support staff – together with planes and tonnes …