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12 - collect data

Prepare to travel south

Plane landing in Antarctica


To get to the remote parts of Antarctica and collect important scientific data, you can’t just book a flight, pack your scarf and gloves and head south! Antarctica is an extreme and hostile place and you’ll need to prepare carefully, have specialist training and make sure you’ve got all your cold-weather clothing and equipment packed. The British Antarctic Survey has been taking scientists and support staff to the frozen continent for over 50 years – once you’ve joined the Survey you can start the rigorous preparation process and become one of a select group to venture far into this remarkable, unique and scientifically important icy wilderness.

Complete the timeline and learn about what it takes to get all the way to Rothera Research Station in the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll need to think of everything before you’re allowed to venture out to collect your data as a fully-fledged Antarctic scientist.

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More information about the journey south with the British Antarctic Survey.


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