British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
is part of UK Research and Innovation www.ukri.org
For 60 years the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has been responsible for most of the UK’s scientific research in Antarctica. BAS has its roots in Operation Tabarin
, a secret World War Two mission with a dual scientific role. Their history is preserved by the BAS Archives Service
, which manages and provides access to records created by BAS and its predecessors – the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey and Tabarin.