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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

Antarctic voices: 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.

Other contemporary Antarctic research by geographers

Geologist on nunatak, northern Churchill Peninsula © British Antarctic Survey


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