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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British Antarctic Territory in a 1.5°C warmed world

The journal ‘Frontiers in Environmental Science’ recently published a paper summarising the likely changes that will happen to the Antarctic Peninsula when global temperatures rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Read the paper in full. Professor Martin Siegert of the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, led the work and co-collaborators included scientists and experts from the…


Launch of the new BAT Strategy

This month sees the launch of a new 10-year strategy for the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) Previous strategy The British Antarctic Territory Strategy 2014-2019 was successful in driving forward the Government’s objectives for the BAT.  A few highlights include: supporting education and outreach projects to raise awareness of BAT and the UK’s role in Antarctica;…


Macaroni Penguin Coin – 2019

Are you mad about Macaroni penguins? Have you been waiting with bated breath for this special coin? Well, wait no longer… This fifth and final coin in the five-part penguin 50p series has been released by Pobjoy Mint.  New releases such as this and others can be purchased from all good coin stockists.      …


Celebrating Midwinter’s Day 2019

Midwinter’s Day marks the mid-point of the Antarctic winter. In a tradition which goes back to the era of Scott and Shackleton, it will be celebrated by those working in the near 24-hour darkness. HM Commissioner to the British Antarctic Territory, Ben Merrick, has written to the British Antartic Survey (BAS) personnel currently stationed in…



1 Feb 1963: The first official British Antarctic Territory stamps were issued. Re-released in 2013 to celebrate 50 years of BAT stamps, they depicted Antarctic exploration by land, sea and air. Visit our new website for more: 🇬🇧🇦🇶 #UKinAntarctica200

So, we talk a lot about Port Lockroy, because it's operational. We have other HSM sites on the Antarctic Peninsula too! Starting this bank holiday Monday, we are going to tell you all about them one by one! Follow #AccessAntarctica to find out more 🥰💌❄️

Have you read the latest @ukgovbluebelt annual update? You can catch up on all our recent achievements here ➡
@CefasGovUK @The_MMO @DefraGovUK @foreignoffice @sburns61 @GovSGSSI @StHelenaGovt @BIOTscience @VisitPitcairn @ascension_gov @GovBAT

Obviously, Antarctica is very hard to get to. That's why we have provided this page, allowing you to find all kinds of UK based Antarctic information for all ages all over the country!

#MondayMotivation #AccessibleAntarctica

1956: Halley Research Station was established near Halley Bay, on the Brunt Ice Shelf, for the International Geophysical Year 1957-58. Today, its successor Halley VI continues its legacy of world-leading scientific research @BAS_News 🇬🇧🇦🇶 #UKinAntarctica200

It's #alevelresultsday so lets talk #careers in #PolarScience! Polar Science is an incredibly diverse field encompassing everything from biology to astrophysics. Here is a #thread highlighting some #Polar careers! 👇

Artefacts aren’t always ancient. In fact, ours are recognisable as household objects found today (if a little worn). The difference? Together they tell a story of life, survival and science in Antarctica. Find out more here:


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