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13 - Understanding Antarctica

Contemporary understanding

Research stations

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

Halley VBransfield House at Rothera Research Station © BAS, Pete Bucktrout

Download information about Rothera Research Station


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.


Other contemporary Antarctic research by geographers

Traversing the Patriot HillsDownload information about the work of current researchers in Antarctica.


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


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