british antarctic survey

Extreme Antarctica

Polar science and engineering comes to life! You’ll get a chance to see a model of our new polar ship RRS Sir David Attenborough alongside an underwater Slocum glider, which is used by oceanographers to collect data from the ocean and under the edge of glaciers. For the first time, BAS is bringing an ancient ice core collected from Antarctica. Come along to see and listen to ancient air from thousands of years ago escaping from the ice. Visitors can also learn what Antarctica looks like if you lift off the ice, and you can pretend to sleep under canvas in our field camp complete with pyramid tent, sheepskin rug, sleeping bag and primus stove with some of the food researchers in the ‘deep field’ eat when on fieldwork. We’ll also be talking about the Southern Ocean food chain, explaining how we’re reducing our stations carbon footprint and presenting innovative projects such as our Climate Code shirt, made in collaboration with DressCode Shirts. You’ll meet a pilot, glaciologist, oceanographer, biologist, engineer and many more from our friendly and approachable team!

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