British Antarctic Survey

United Kingdom's national Antarctic operation

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The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is the United Kingdom's national Antarctic operation. It is part of the Natural Environment Research Council. With over 400 staff, BAS takes an active role in Antarctic affairs, operating five research stations, two ships and five aircraft in both polar regions, as well as addressing key global and regional issues. This involves joint research projects with over 40 UK universities and more than 120 national and international collaborations.


Climate change turns Antarctica’s snow green [Video]

Climate change turns Antarctica’s snow green

Warming temperatures due to climate change are helping the formation and spread of “green snow” visible from space, according to new research led by Dr Matt Davey from Cambridge University. Rosanna..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

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Climate change is turning the snow in Antarctica bright green. Scientists are able to see it from space.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey created a map of green snow algae along the Antarctic Peninsula coast. - Published

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