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UK Antarctic Science Conference 2012

Travelling north out of the Lemaire Channel on the Antarctic PeninsulaDates and Venue:

Dates: 12th – 14th September 2012.

Venue: Kaetsu Centre, Cambridge


The programme and handbook for this event are now available. Due to the number of participants attending the conference, the conference handbook will not be provided at the event. Please download a copy here. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Panel Session for Early Career Polar Scientists

The UK Polar Network is organising an exciting panel session for early career polar scientists on “Publishing your work”, to be held on Thursday 13 September from 5:30pm in the lecture theatre of the Kaetsu Centre.


The titles of posters accepted for presentation at the conference will be made available soon.

For participants presenting posters at the conference, please note that poster should be a maximum of A0 size (841 x 1189 mm), in portrait or landscape orientation.

Student Poster Competition:

Posters presented by students at the conference will be identified by a red circular sticker on the poster board and there will be a prize for the best student poster! The competition will be judged by fellow students by putting a sticker on their favourite poster. (Prize to be confirmed).

About the conference

The British Antarctic Survey is organising this conference, with financial support from the Natural Environment Research Council.

The event is intended for the whole UK-based science community engaged in any natural science discipline applied to studies of Antarctica, especially in an Earth system science context. With keynote speakers, presentations on behalf of leading projects, and opportunities to build new networks, the purpose of the meeting is also to provide the community with a forum to discuss future directions of Antarctic science funded in the UK, together with logistic capability needs.

The meeting will commence at lunchtime on the 12th of September and conclude at lunchtime on the 14th of September. The venue is the Kaetsu Centre, located at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.


Online booking for accommodation at Murray Edwards College is now closed. If you require accommodation for the conference, please email Martin Miller at asc2012@bas.ac.uk


Directions to the Kaetsu Centre, which is located on the grounds of Murray Edwards College (formerly known as New Hall), can be found on the Murray Edwards website.


If you require further information about the Conference, please email Kate Bazeley at asc2012@bas.ac.uk

A panoramic image looking west across the Sheldon Glacier Ice Front from Ryder Bay, Adelaide Island Antarctica

Enquiries about offering sponsorship of this event are welcome. Please contact us by e-mail, using the conference e-mail address asc2012@bas.ac.uk.