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               NERC Technology Forum and Workshop Summary 2012
               6th NERC UK / European Moorings Group workshop (28-29 June 2012)
          8th Workshop on Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere 2014
          27th International Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP) 2013
               Programme (provisional)
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BAS Research

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               Delivering Polar Science for Planet Earth
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          Previous Research
               Global Science in an Antarctic Context
                    Overview of GSAC
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                         ACES Research Programme
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                              CEFAC Project
                                   AICI-HiT-SPARC Presentations
                                   More Information about the CEFAC Project
                              DRAM Project
                                   People and Expertise - DRAM Project
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                              PEP Project
                                   More Information about the PEP Project
                         COMPLEXITY Research Programme
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                              Scotia Sea FOODWEBS Project
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                              Staff - Discovery 2010 Research Programme
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                    Research Outputs and Impacts of GSAC
                         Paradigm Shifts - GSAC
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          TV Programme - Antarctica
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          Subglacial Lake Ellsworth
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          Instruments - Scientific Research
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               Digital Geological Data Collection System - Scientific Instrumentation
               Multibeam Bathymetry - Scientific Instrumentation
               Low Power Magnetometer (LPM) - Scientific Instrumentation
               Aerial Photography Camera - Scientific Instrumentation
               Global Positioning System (GPS) - Scientific Instrumentation
          Techniques - Scientific Research
               Sustainable Building in Antarctica
               Communications with Antarctica
               Technique 8
               Aerogravity - Scientific Technique
               Cosmogenic Isotope Studies - Scientific Technique
               Scientific Diving - Scientific Technique
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               Browse by Location
               A-Z of Datasets
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               Plant Database - Access
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          Information about Collections - Data
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               Terrestrial Geology Collections - Information about datasets
               Marine Geology Collections - Information about datasets
               South Georgia Marine Biodiversity Database (SGMarBase)
                    Annelids distribution map for South Georgia
                    Bryozoans distribution map for South Georgia
                    Chordates distribution map for South Georgia
                    Cnidarians distribution map for South Georgia
                    Crustaceans distribution map for South Georgia
                    Echinoderms distribution map for South Georgia
                    Molluscs distribution map for South Georgia
                    Sponges distribution map for South Georgia
          Submission of Data
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          Gazetteers - Data Access
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               Ecosystems Data Portal
                    BIOMASS database
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                    Project description and documentation
                    Discovery database
                    Atlas of cephalopod distribution in the Southern Ocean
                    Western and Eastern core box bioacoustics database
                    British Antarctic Survey at sea predator observations
                         ESODAP Image Viewer
     Research Models
          BAS Global Dynamic Radiation Belt Model
               Summary of features for the BAS Global Dynamic Radiation Belt Model
          PADIE (Pitch-Angle Diffusion of Ions and Electrons)
     EU Framework Projects
          SPACECAST
     Polar Science Explained
          Polar Science Research
          Atmospheric Science
          Biodiversity
               Biodiversity, evolution and ecosystems
               On a Wing and a Prayer - Feature Article
                    On a Wing and a Prayer - Feature Article
                    On a Wing and a Prayer - Feature Article
          Climate Change
               British Antarctic Survey Climate Change Position Statement
               Climate Change - Overview
               Climate change - causes and effects
               The ice man cometh - ice cores reveal past climates
                    The ice man cometh - ice cores reveal past climates
                    The ice man cometh - ice cores reveal past climates
               Measuring one of the world's largest glaciers
                    Measuring one of the world's largest glaciers
                    Measuring one of the world's largest glaciers
               Climate Change in our World
               Antarctic Peninsula: rapid warming
               What do the polar regions tell us about climate change?
          Earth Observation
               Penguins from space - satellite images of penguin poo reveal the location of emperor penguin colonies
               'High-Def' view of Antarctica - satellite view of Antarctica's frozen landscape
                    Videos
          Earth Science
               Geology - Our Research
          Marine Science
               Sustainability of southern ocean biological resources
          Natural Hazards
          Long Term Monitoring and Survey (LTMS) - Marine Predators
               LTMS at Signy Island
                    Penguin monitoring on Signy Island
               LTMS at Bird Island
                    Albatrosses and giant petrel monitoring
                    Seal studies on Bird Island
                         Antarctic fur seal monitoring on Bird Island
                         Leopard seal studies on Bird Island
                    Penguin monitoring on Bird Island
     Science Briefings
          Sustainable management of krill resources in the Southern Ocean
          Antarctica and sea-level rise
          Antarctica and climate change
          Ice cores and climate change
          The Antarctic Peninsula's retreating ice shelves
          Albatross
          Penguins
          Antarctica's hidden lakes
          The Ozone Layer

About Antarctica

     Antarctic Wildlife
          Birds of the Antarctic
               Penguins
                    Adélie Penguin
                    Chinstrap Penguin
                    Emperor Penguin
                    Gentoo Penguin
                    King Penguin
                    Macaroni Penguin
               Albatrosses
               Other Birds of Antarctica
          Whales and Seals
          Fish and Squid
          Krill
          Land Animals of Antarctica
          Plants of Antarctica
     Geography of Antarctica
          Ice
               Ice Sheets in Antarctica
               Ice Shelves in Antarctica
               Ice Streams in Antarctica
               Sea Ice in Antarctica
          Rock in Antarctica
               Earth’s Crust
               Nunataks in Antarctica
               Dry Valleys in Antarctica
               Volcanoes in Antarctica
               Fossils in Antarctica
                    Frozen in time: Fossils from the Antarctic
                    Fossil locations in Antarctica
          Ozone
          Weather in Antarctica
               Atmosphere
               Aurora
               Clouds in Antarctica
               Phenomena in Antarctic weather
               Snow in Antarctica
               Temperatures in Antarctica
               Wind in Antarctica
          Maps of the Antarctic
               Map Catalogue
                    How to order a map
                    Map of Antarctica and the Arctic
                    Map of Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea / Graham Land and South Shetland Islands
                    Map of Adelaide Island and Arrowsmith Peninsula
                    Map of South Georgia
                    Map of South Shetland Islands
                    BEDMAP — Bed Topography of the Antarctic
                    ADMAP — Magnetic Anomaly Map of the Antarctic
                    Tectonic Map of the Scotia Arc, Misc 3
                    GEOMAP 1 - Geological Map of South Georgia, Sheet 1
                    GEOMAP 2 – Aeromagnetic anomaly map of West Antarctica (Weddell Sea sector), Sheet 2
                    GEOMAP 3 — Geological map of Adelaide Island to Foyn Coast, Sheet 3
                    GEOMAP 4 — Geological map of Shackleton Range, Antarctica, Sheet 4
                    GEOMAP 5 – Geomorphological map of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Sheet 5A
                    GEOMAP 6 – Geology and geomorphology of Deception Island, Sheet 6
                    Topographical Survey and Mapping of British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 1944-1986
                    Map of Scotia Sea / Graham Land and South Shetland Islands
                    Map of Brabant Island to Argentine Islands
                    Map of Northern Antarctic Peninsula
               Mapping Antarctica
          Antarctic Islands
     Education Resources
     Environmental Protection of Antarctica
          Why Protect Antarctica
          Waste, Pollution and Clean Up in Antarctica
               Waste Disposal from Antarctica
               Oil Spill Prevention in Antarctica
               Cleaning Up Antarctica
                    Danco and Prospect Point - Cleaning Up Antarctica
                    South Georgia - Cleaning Up Antarctica
          Wildlife and Plants - Environmental Protection
               Removal of the sledge dogs from Antarctica
               Preventing the introduction of non-native species to Antarctica
          Special Areas and Historic Sites of Antarctica
               Antarctic Protected Areas proposed by the UK
               Deception Island - Antarctic Specially Managed Area
               Conservation of Historic British Bases in Antarctica
               Charcot Island - Antarctic Specially Protected Area
               Stonington Island - Antarctic Historic Site and Monument
               Wordie House, Argentine Islands - Antarctic Historic Site and Monument
               Horseshoe Island and Blaiklock - Antarctic Historic Site and Monument
               Reclus Hut, Port Stanley
          Environmental Policy and Management
               BAS Environmental Policy
               Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in Antarctica
                    EIAs for proposed activities in Antarctica prepared by the UK
               Environmental Monitoring in Antarctica
          Energy Use and Carbon Management
               Carbon Reduction Strategy
               Monitoring and Reporting Energy Consumption
                    Energy Surveys in Antarctica
               Staff Education and Operational Changes in Energy Consumption
               Energy and Technology at BAS
                    Renewable and Alternative Energy in the Antarctic
                         BAS goes solar
                    Energy Efficient Technology in the Antarctic
                    New Technology Research
     Tourism in Antarctica
          Antarctic Tourism - Frequently Asked Questions
          Antarctic Tourism — at what cost to wildlife and the environment?
     Geopolitics and Antarctica
          The Antarctic Treaty - Background Information
               Antarctic Treaty - Frequently Asked Questions
               Antarctic Treaty 50th Anniversary - 2009
               The Antarctic Treaty Explained
               The Antarctic Treaty (1959) - Full Text
               Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals (1972)
               Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (1991)
               The Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
          British Antarctic Territory
          Antarctic Place Names - About Antarctica
          Environmental Issues about Antarctica
               Framework for Environmental Protection in the Antarctic Treaty System
               Environmental Protocol
               Antarctic Act (1994) - Background Information
               Mining in Antarctica
               Fishing in Antarctica
               International Agreements for conservation of fauna and flora

Living & Working

     Daily Life in Antarctica
          A day in the life of the Rothera boatman
          Food in Antarctica
          Clothing in Antarctica
          Health in Antarctica
          Communications in Antarctica
     Research Stations in Antarctica
          Bird Island Research Station
               The Flora of Bird Island Research Station
               The Lower Plants of Bird Island Research Station
          Halley Research Station
               Halley VI Research Station
               Clean Air Sector Laboratory (CASlab) at Halley Research Station
          King Edward Point Research Station
          Rothera Research Station
          Signy Research Station
          Fossil Bluff Logistics Facility
          Sky Blu Logistics Facility
          Ny-Ålesund Arctic Research Station
     Research Ships
          RRS James Clark Ross - Research Ship
               Virtual Tour of RRS James Clark Ross
               Technical Data - RRS James Clark Ross
          RRS Ernest Shackleton - Research Ship
               Virtual Tour of RRS Ernest Shackleton
               Technical Data - RRS Ernest Shackleton
          Cruise Information - Research Ships
               Principal Scientist Info for cruises on Research Ships
               Cruise Details - Research Ships
     Artists and Writers Programme
          Successful Applicants to the Artists and Writers Programme
               Neville Gabie
               Chris Dobrowolski
               Melanie Challenger: BAS Artist in Residence 2007-08
                    'On Extinction' by Melanie Challenger
                    'On Extinction' by Melanie Challenger - the Antarctic Shanty
                    Samples of Work
     Diaries from Antarctic Research Stations and Ships
          Bird Island
          King Edward Point
          Halley
          Rothera
          Signy
          RRS James Clark Ross
          RRS Ernest Shackleton
          Port Lockroy Diaries
          Mapping
     Camping in the Antarctic
          Several degrees below canvas - camping in Antarctica
               Several degrees below canvas - camping in Antarctica
               Several degrees below canvas - camping in Antarctica
     Aircraft and Vehicles
          Aircraft in Antarctica
               Dash-7 Aircraft
               Twin Otter Aircraft
          Vehicles in Antarctica
               Snow Mobiles in Antarctica
               Sno Cats in Antarctica
               Cranes and Tractors in Antarctica
               Other Vehicles in Antarctica
     Virtual Trip to the Antarctic

Images & Maps of Antarctica

     Image Database
          Image
     Daily Images of Antarctica
          Daily Image
          Daily Image RSS
     Antarctic Picture Galleries
          Penguin Picture Gallery
          Seal Picture Gallery
          Ice Picture Gallery
          Weather Picture Gallery
          Clouds Picture Gallery
          Sledge Dogs Picture Gallery
          Clothing Picture Gallery
          Bird Island Research Station Picture Gallery
          King Edward Point Research Station Picture Gallery
          Halley Research Station Picture Gallery
          Rothera Research Station Picture Gallery
          Signy Research Station Picture Gallery
          RRS James Clark Ross Picture Gallery
          RRS Ernest Shackleton Picture Gallery
          Dash-7 aircraft Picture Gallery
          Twin Otter aircraft Picture Gallery
          Vehicles Picture Gallery
          Albatross Picture Gallery
          Aerial Photography Picture Gallery
          Remote Sensing Picture Gallery
          Fossils Picture Gallery
          Maps Picture Gallery
     Webcams from Antarctica
          Bird Island Research Station Webcam
          Halley Research Station Webcam
          Rothera Research Station Webcam
          King Edward Point Research Station Webcam
          RRS Ernest Shackleton Research Ship Webcam
          RRS James Clark Ross Research Ship Webcam
     Video Clips of Antarctica
          FLV Video
          Video Clip
          Video Thumbnail
     Audio Clips

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BAS In Depth - Feature Articles

     International Polar Year 2007–2009
     Previous Feature Articles
          Meet the new BAS Director, Nicholas Owens
          Nunatak at Live Earth 2007
               Watch the Performances - Nunatak at Live Earth 2007
                    Nunatak Teaser Video
                    Nunatak - How many people Video
                    Nunatak - Would you do it all again Video
               About the Band - Nunatak
               Interviews about Live Earth & Nunatak
                    Interview with the Band - Nunatak
                    Interview with Rothera Base Commander: Michael Maling - Nunatak
                    Interview with former BAS Director, Professor Chris Rapley - Nunatak
               Supporting Video - Nunatak
                    Scenery Video - Nunatak at Live Earth
                    Wildlife Video - Nunatak at Live Earth
                    Rothera Research Station Video - Nunatak at Live Earth
                    Science Video - Nunatak at Live Earth
          Ice Station Antarctica at the Natural History Museum

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          Introduction to the Antarctic Employment Pool
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     Antarctic Pre-deployment Training Course
          Training dates and course summaries - Antarctic Pre-deployment Training
          Arrangements for non-residents - Antarctic Pre-deployment Training Course
          Arrangements for residents - Antarctic Pre-deployment Training Course - For Staff
          Field Course - Antarctic Pre-Deployment Training Course
          HR Policies and Procedures
     Antarctic Visitors - For Staff
          Medical guidelines and forms
          Introduction for Visitors to Antarctica & BAS ships
          Computing Facilities - For Staff
               Rothera Computing Facilities - For Staff
               Halley Computing Facilities - For Staff
               Signy Computing Facilities - For Staff
               RRS James Clark Ross Computing Facilities - For Staff
               RRS Ernest Shackleton Computing Facilities
               SPAM Policy - For Staff
          BAS Handbook for Antarctic Visitors
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