Latest

News

Midwinter’s Day 2024

Today we celebrate Midwinter’s Day in the British Antarctic Territory, it marks the halfway point of the long Antarctic winter. HM Commissioner to the British Antarctic Territory, Paul Candler has written to British Antarctic Survey (BAS) personnel currently stationed in Antarctica. “I write to express my sincere thanks and best wishes to you all as…

Published
News

In full swing…2023-24 BAS field season

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on areas the field team will be studying this season. The 2023-24 BAS field season is well underway and we’re highlighting some of the interesting places staff will be studying. One team operating out of Rothera is…

Published
News

UK Minister and British Antarctic Territory officials visit the Territory

UK Minister with responsibility for the Polar Regions, David Rutley MP, has visited the British Antarctic Territory (BAT), alongside the BAT Commissioner, Paul Candler, and Deputy Commissioner, Jane Rumble.  The BAT Administrator, Natalie Allen, also made a separate visit to the Territory during January 2024. The British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Royal Research Ship Sir David…

Published
Gazette

Gazette #60 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette was published today, 15 December 2023. This covers the period January to December 2023. This is an important record of all BAT legislation, orders and appointments. Read the latest Gazette in full

Published
News

…And so the field season begins

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on this  field season with BAS operations and logistics coordinating visits to a wide variety of sites.   Seymour Island will be visited in the 2023/24 season. It was first sighted by James Clark Ross in 1843…

Published
News

Midwinter’s Day 2023

Image provided by the British Antarctic Survey Today, June 21, is Midwinter’s Day in the British Antarctic Territory, celebrating the mid-point of the Antarctic winter. HM Commissioner to the British Antarctic Territory, Paul Candler has written to British Antarctic Survey (BAS) personnel currently stationed in Antarctica. “I am writing to send my very best wishes…

Published
News

Concept of using themes

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on the concept of using themes when naming areas in Antarctica. Grouping names into themes is a useful tool as it is helpful for orientation and familiarisation across large areas such as the Antarctic.  As the first…

Published
News

Antarctic Wildlife

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on wildlife in Antarctica. Friday 3rd March was World Wildlife Day, celebrating all wild animals across the planet. Antarctica’s unique environment and near pristine wilderness is home to many species of fauna and these are highlighted by…

Published
News

Announcement of Bank Holiday in BAT

The Commissioner has proclaimed a bank holiday in the British Antarctic Territory to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8 May, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May. This will allow those in the Territory to come together to celebrate this historic occasion.

Published