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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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…


Gentoo Penguin Coin – 2019

The fourth coin in the five-part Penguin 50p series has been released by Pobjoy Mint, and features the Gentoo penguin. You can get your hands on the coin direct from Pobjoy Mint while stocks last or from all good coin stockists. About Gentoo penguins are the fastest underwater swimmer of all the penguins and also have…



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1934-37: The British Graham Land Expedition used aerial surveying to prove for the first time that the Antarctic Peninsula was, indeed, a peninsula and part of the Antarctic mainland, not a series of islands as previously thought 🇬🇧🇦🇶 #UKinAntarctica200

#GoodNewsTues Last week saw the hatching of the first Emperor penguin chicks near Dumont D’Urville Station in #Antarctica!

Emperor penguins breed the furthest south of any penguin species, forming large colonies on the sea ice.

Photo credit: Virgil Decourteille @_IPEV

UK delegation delighted with reaffirmed international commitment to #antarctic Treaty at close of this year's meeting in Prague @GovBAT

Challenges for Antarctic Penguins as They Adapt to Changing Temperatures Revealed in @Oceanites "State Of Antarctic Penguins 2019" Report

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