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BAS In Depth - Feature Articles

A day in the life of the Rothera boatman - May 2008
Rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) play an important part in supporting British Antarctic Survey’s science and operations at Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula and at King Edward Point Applied Fisheries Research Station at South Georgia. During the busy Antarctic summer (October-March) the Rothera biosciences teams get to their study sites in boats – it’s a cool operation. Here Rothera Boatman Jim Elliott describes a typical day.

Pine Island - measuring the world's largest glaciers - April 2008
The quest for glaciologists Robert Bingham, Julian Scott and Andy Smith was to determine what’s causing one of the world’s biggest glaciers to speed up, and how Pine Island Glacier, on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, will contribute to sea level rise.

LIMA: High-def view of Antarctica - November 2007
A team of researchers from NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) unveiled today (27 Nov 07) the most geographically accurate, true-color satellite photograph ever made of Antarctica.

International Polar Year 2007-2009 - July 2007
This major international scientific research effort was launched in March 2007 with

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