OUR planet’s polar regions are among the most remote and hostile environments known to humankind. But while these worlds may feel detached from our everyday lives what happens here, in fact, affects us all.
For more than a century research teams have studied these environments to learn more about our planet as a whole and to monitor how it is responding to man-made climate change.
Now, to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge of research, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have partnered with specialist contractor BAM and UK engineering firm Ramboll to upgrade a number of the Survey’s sites in Antarctica.
Five hours by plane from the nearest town, in temperatures that barely peak above freezing during the summer and contending with some remarkable challenges – welcome to the world’s most extreme construction site.
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Narrated by Fred Mills. Additional footage courtesy of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).