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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 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

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