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Operations and Engineering

Operations and Engineering is responsible for:

  • Operations and Logistics (OPAL)
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC) 

Activities include:

  • the design and build of UK Antarctic research stations and infrastructure
  • maintaining and operating the BAS aircraft, ships and research stations in the polar regions
  • designing, building and supporting instrumentation, survey and engineering systems for BAS marine and airborne platforms
  • providing and supporting IT and communication systems at BAS Cambridge, on BAS ships and aircraft and on UK Antarctic research stations
  • managing the logistics to get scientists and support staff and equipment to and from the polar regions
  • providing mapping and geographic information support to BAS science and operations
  • developing the geographic information infrastructure for British Antarctic Territory and the wider area of BAS operations in the polar regions