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Natural Environment Research Council – British Antarctic Survey (NERC-BAS)

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It has, for over 60 years, undertaken the majority of Britain's scientific research in and around the Antarctic and Arctic regions, building a reputation as a world-renowned polar science and logistical centre. NERC-BAS undertakes a world-class programme of scientific research, survey and long-term observations addressing key issues of global or fundamental importance that require access to the Polar Regions. The BAS-operated Rothera research base on the Antarctic Peninsula is the main site for marine science. Here BAS operates a year-round dive team, and flow-through aquarium. This is linked to a cooled aquarium in BAS Cambridge via a yearly logistics operation on the RRS Ernest Shackleton.

BAS will offer TA and will contribute to NA3 and JRA1.

Research topics: 
  1. Ecosystems
  2. Ice sheets
  3. Oceans
  4. Environmental change and evolution
  5. Climate
  6. Chemistry and past climate
Acronym: 
NERC-BAS
Founded: 
1943
Director: 
Jane Francis
Owner: 
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Employees: 
400
Number of research groups: 
6
Address: 
High Cross
Madingley Road
Cambridge
CB3 0ET
United Kingdom
Location: 
Cambridge
Parent Member Country: 
United Kingdom
EMBRC Partner: 

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