The Arctic Office is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and hosted at British Antarctic Survey (BAS). It is tasked with supporting and helping coordinate research and logistical activities in the Arctic region by the UK Arctic science community. It incorporates the management of the UK Arctic Research Station at Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard and is closely linked to the NERC Arctic Research Programme.

NERC Arctic Office

Supporting UK researchers in the Arctic.

Arctic Research Programme

Addressing scientific uncertainties and predicting future changes in the Arctic.

UK Arctic Research Station

Located in Ny Ålesund on the Svalbard Archipelago


Research stations based in Arctic Rim nations that can potentially be accessed by UK researchers. See Infrastructure & Science Support for further information.