The Station has been open since 1991 when it was established and financed by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is leased from Kings Bay a/s (a Norwegian Company) by NERC and currently delivered and operated by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), with support from the NERC Arctic Office. It sits as one of fourteen internationally operated stations that form part of this unique northernmost research community.
The Station provides excellent facilities and accommodation for researchers from across all UK universities, research institutes and other recognised organisations, and their international collaborators, wanting to carry out a range of environmental research in accordance with the NERC science remit. This includes ecological, glacial/periglacial geomorphology, hydrology and atmospheric chemistry and marine research.
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