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Contemporary understanding

There are several permanent research stations in Antarctica which are staffed all year round. They are constructed on rock or ice.

Rothera Research Station

Rothera is the largest of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research stations and is located on located on Adelaide Island on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Bransfield House, Rothera Research Station © BAS, Peter Bucktrout

Modern-day Antarctic researchers

Watch videos of researchers from BAS talking about living and working in Antarctica.

Find out about different scientific disciplines and how they determine how often and how long they spend in Antarctica.

See what BAS scientists like and dislike about their jobs and what they miss most about home.


Tom Jordan, Airborne Geophysicist

Rowan Whittle, Palaeontologist

Sophie Fielding, Biological Acoustician

Mike Dunn, Higher Predator Ecologist

Iain Staniland, Vertebrate Ecologist

Jo Johnson, Geologist

Emilie Capron, Palaeoclimatologist

Other contemporary Antarctic research by geographers

Geologist on nunatak, northern Churchill Peninsula © British Antarctic Survey
Geologist on nunatak, northern Churchill Peninsula © British Antarctic Survey

Activity

  • Use the information in this section and elsewhere on the site to write a diary about living and working in Antarctica today.