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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30th Anniversary of Environmental Protocol: Ross Seals – 2021

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Environmental Protocol, the British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint will be issuing two coins which feature two of Antarctica’s most renowned residents.  For our first issue, we are proud to present a £2 coin which displays a delightful Ross Seal with its pup. The Ross Seal was listed as a…


BLOG: UK Polar Network Antarctic Flags 2020 – 2021

Written by Jenny Arthur and Fiona Old, 2020-21 UKPN Antarctic Flags project coordinators. On December 1st 1959, 12 nations signed the Antarctic Treaty, a document declaring that Antarctica would be off limits to military activity and setting it aside as a place for peace and scientific discoveries. Since 2010, December 1st has been celebrated each…


Euro 2020 in Antarctica

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition marks the end of a tense and exciting month of football at Euro 2020. There is a strong correlation between Antarctic place-names and the countries represented at the Euro 2020 football tournament. This is perhaps not so surprising,…


New Commissioner for the British Antarctic Territory

This month we welcome Paul Candler as the new Commissioner for the British Antarctic Territory. In this role, Paul will oversee the good governance of the Territory, assisted by the Deputy Commissioner and the Administrator. Ahead of his appointment, Paul commented on his enthusiasm to work on one of the most unique regions in the…



It's never too early to get excited about #PolarPrideDay! 🏳️‍🌈🐻‍❄️

@UKPolarNetwork #DiversityInPolarScience #LGBTSTEMDay #PolarPride2021

100 years ago #OnThisDay Sir Ernest Shackleton left London aboard the ship ‘Quest’ and set a course for Antarctica, on what was to be his final expedition.

Follow @QuestChronicle for day by day accounts of his journey

Looking forward to taking part in a discussion session: Gender equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion in @ICES_ASC community (6pm CET today) at the #ICES Annual Science Conference. My experiences in Polar marine science (@BAS_News) & the #DiversityInUKPolarScience Initiative!

It’s #WildlifeDay, so we thought we’d share a clip of the #gentoo #penguins busy at work, nesting (& in some cases stealing!) at Port Lockroy. 🐧

Joined here by a visiting seal, who wasn’t too happy with being used as a toilet! Brilliantly narrated by the team from 19/20 season.

Who doesn't love a quick bit of polar #science? Re-visit some of the biggest BAS science stories of the last two years in bitesize 1 to 5 minute chunks:

From past to present, it's been 1 yr since we started featuring our Polar Explorers from BAME/BIPOC backgrounds in an effort to change the face of polar exploration & science. Each feature takes a surprising amount of work from our small volunteer team of mainly PhD students. 1/2

Change is happening…. Thanks so much to everyone who has worked so hard on helping to deliver greater #DiversityinPolarScience 🥶😎🏳️‍🌈👩‍🦼🧑‍🦯 More please 🙋‍♀️ @BAS_News @WomeninPolarSci @PridePolar @PolarImpact @scottpolar @AntarcticHT @Arctic_Office

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