British Antarctic Survey

The Antarctic Field Season Begins, But Why Should We Care?

Jane Francis | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jane Francis

Our ambition is to address scientific questions that affect the entire planet and the lives of the individuals on it. The answers to these questions will deliver real benefits to society and underpin national and international policies that will impact the future of planet Earth.

What Does Antarctica Look Like Beneath The Ice?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa and the British Antarctic Survey have produced an amazing new view of what Antarctica looks like under the ice. Unlike the North Pole, which i...

Antarctic Lake Vida Provides Clue To Alien Life

Eurekalert | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

The discovery of bacteria which thrives in a salty, ice-sealed Antarctic lake has strengthened the possibility of alien life on planets such as Mars. ...

UK Government Cuts to Science Funding Threaten the British Antarctic Survey

Bob Ward | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

The UK's science base is one of the most important drivers of economic growth. If the government wants to ensure the future prosperity and well-being of the UK, it needs to invest more, not less, in our world class researchers and scientific organisations like the British Antarctic Survey.

What Will They Find Down There?

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

It sounds a bit like the beginning of a Hollywood sci-fi thriller movie. A team of intrepid British scientists will travel to the Antarctic to dril...

Antarctica Melting Faster Than Thought, New Study Shows (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Global sea levels could rise at a significantly higher rate than had been previously predicted, a new study, published this week in the journal Nature...