Infrastructure & Science Support

Whilst the UK is not an Arctic Rim nation it does have access to international  facilities and resources deployed in the Arctic region and these are potentially available for use by UK researchers.

NERC Arctic Research Station

About the station, its facilities and location in the Svalbard research village of Ny-Ã…lesund; how to access the station.

NERC Research Vessels

Cruise planning and application process; about the James Clark Ross, Ernest Shackleton. RRS Discovery, RRS James Cook

UK Research Aircraft

Aircraft and instrumentation that can be operated in the polar regions

International Facilities

Field stations, ships and aircraft operated by other nations; access to the polar logistic infrastructure of Arctic Rim nations.

International Experimental Facilities

Facilities used by UK researchers to access the polar regions as platforms to study the Earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere.