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The Halley Research Station in Antarctica is run by the British Antarctic Survey. The station is used to conduct research into meteorology, glaciology, seismology, radio astronomy, and geospace science.

Recently, the program began focusing on anthropogenic climate change. Halley provides vital information for a global understanding of ozone depletion, polar atmospheric chemistry, sea-level rise and climate change.

The station is mobile, but will likely remain in place for years to come. It took four years to build, and delivered its first scientific research in 2012.

About 20 to 70 people work and live at the station throughout the year, depending on the season.

  • Background on living, working, research, history, the weather, and even a webcam: here
  • Curious about Halley’s governing institution, the British Antarctic Survey? Go here
  • Want a job at Halley station?! Click: Job Vacancies
  • More on the modular design: here
  • I enjoyed reading the profiles of the station’s variety of vehicles, including Snowmobiles, Sno-Cats, Bulldozers, Cranes, and Tractors with sno-tracks

About the architects. The station was designed by Hugh Broughton Architects, which specializes in extreme environment engineering for unique clients.

Our approach requires us to exercise the lateral thinking abilities of an architect to the full, taking us into new territories, exploring new forms of construction and drawing upon the full breadth of available technologies from a vast array of industries. This is epitomised by the success of our work for extreme environments, where we are one of the global leaders in the design of scientific research facilities in the Polar Regions. Via HBA

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#climate change #Antarctica #Halley Research Station #science #architecture #British Antarctic Survey

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