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.
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