The British Antarctic Territory is the UK’s largest Overseas Territory. It lies in Antarctica, the world's most southerly continent.

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Antarctic Treaty Coin – 2021

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Antarctic Treaty – recognised as one of the most successful international agreements, setting an example of peaceful cooperation. Pobjoy Mint have released a new £2 coin for 2021 featuring a map of Antarctica with four Emperor Penguins standing on the land.  …


Gazette #55 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette has been published. This sanctions edition covers December 2020 to January 2021 and is an important record of all Orders of Council for this period. Read the latest Gazette in full


Scotia Coin – 2021

To commemorate the Centenary of William Speirs Bruce who led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902-1904), Pobjoy Mint have released a new 50p coin for 2021 depicting Bruce’s ship, Scotia. William Speirs Bruce was a British naturalist, polar scientist and oceanographer who organised and led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition to the South Orkney Islands…


HMS Terror Coin – 2021

In the year which marks the 180-year anniversary of the arrival of HMS Terror in Antarctica, Pobjoy Mint have released a new 50p coin depicting this tall ship for 2021. HMS Terror was converted into a polar exploration ship in the mid-1830s. Her solid construction made her ideally suited for use in the dangerous sea…



Two robotic gliders deployed by BAS & @NOCnews team at #A68a iceberg site!

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Science leader Dr Povl Abrahamsen speaks to us from in front of #A68 iceberg fragment #A68p...

#SouthGeorgia #Iceberg #JC11 @GovSGSSI @UKRI_News @NERCscience

It's that time of the year again - Have a good #PancakeDay!

📷 Sunset over consolidated #pancake ice in the Bellingshausen Sea, seen from onboard #RRSJamesClarkRoss 2006/7, Credit: Paul Holland.

Delighted to have received my @GovBAT ‘Discovering Antarctica’ First Day Cover #stamp set today! These kids are a talented bunch to make #Antarctica come alive in stamp form! 🐧

Check out our guest blog about the work of the Blue Belt Programme in supporting marine protection in Antarctica 👇🐧🐳🐟 @ukgovbluebelt @FCDOGovUK @BAS_News @CefasGovUK @The_MMO

Jane Rumble OBE @JFRumble/@GovBAT and Dr Rob Larter @rdlarter/@BAS_News join Dario Orlandi @_darioorlandi_ and Giles Whitehead @tortoise to discuss #ThwaitesGlacier in #Antarctica and ask: What is the ice telling us about #ClimateChange?

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Online learning for children (KS3/4): ‘Introducing Antarctica’ 🇦🇶

Experience the sights and sounds of #Antarctica, the coldest, windiest and least populated of the world’s continents -

#DiscoveringAntarctica @FCDOGovUK @RGS_IBG @RGS_IBGschools @GovBAT

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