The British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) is the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Designated Data Centre for the Atmospheric Sciences. The role of the BADC is to assist UK atmospheric researchers to locate, access and interpret atmospheric data and to ensure the long-term integrity of atmospheric data produced by NERC projects.
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The Bulgarian Antarctic Institute is the framework for the organization and co-ordination of the Antarctic campaigns. The Institute organizes annual Antarctic campaigns and operates the Bulgarian Antarctic base "St. Kliment Ohridski". The main topics include: Earth sciences, such as geology, geophysics, physics, glaciology, meteorology, cartography, Life sciences-zoology, botany and ecology and Human medicine. Research work is implemented by means of 3-years projects undertaken by University based or academic scientists. Emphasis is given on a multidisciplinary approach towards understanding the pattern and processes in main polar natural systems and of their evolution.
The data for the oceanographic data atlas collected by ocean research organizations in Russia, the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, and Poland for the Barents, Kara and White Seas region. More than 1,000,000 oceanographic stations containing temperature and/or sea-water salinity data were originally selected. After correcting errors and eliminating duplicates, data from 206,300 checked stations were placed on CD-ROM, together with many figures describing the characteristics of both the single-input and combined data set. For convenience, the original profiles and those excluded at every quality-control step are also included on the CD-ROM.
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has a long and distinguished history of carrying out research and surveys in the Antarctic and surrounding regions, undertaking most of the British research on the frozen continent. As a major research centre of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), BAS:
- Provide a national capability for Antarctic science and logistics
- Carry out scientific research, long-term observations and surveys that cannot be done by anyone else in the UK
- Provide a focus for international co-operation and programme co-ordination
- Concentrate on issues fundamental to NERC's science strategy and conservation of the Antarctic environment
The Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC) is dedicated to the encouragement of research and educational activities pertaining to Alaska's North Slope, the adjacent portions of the Arctic Ocean, and in Chukotka, Russia. BASC is a community-based organization dedicated to helping make closer contacts between scientists and community members. We provide logistical support for Arctic research and strive to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between scientific researchers and the people of the North Slope. Principal Investigators are encouraged to discuss logistics needs with BASC prior to submitting their proposals.
The overall objective of the Baltic Air-Sea-Ice Study (BASIS) is to create and analyze an experimental data set for optimization and verification of coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean models. The specific objectives cover:
- Investigation of water budget and momentum and thermal interaction at air-ice, air-sea and sea-ice boundaries
- Investigation of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL)
- Investigation of the ocean boundary layer (OBL)
- Validation of coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean models.
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The Belgian Polar Platform website from the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) meant to inform scientists, policy makers and the general public about:
- the Belgian history and science in the poles
- laws and treaties regulating polar activities and Belgium's involvement
- the rules and obligations related to the planning of polar activities
- publications, workshops and events regarding polar activities
A completed study of the consequences of climate change for Alaska and the Bering Sea Region. Publications available online.
From these pages you will find real-time information of the Baltic Sea level and wave height, about ice conditions in winter time and algae blooms in summer time. In addition, pages contain forecasts for example wave height and sea surface temperature, as well as information on Baltic Sea research and preservation.
The purpose of the Baltic Sea Ice Services (BSIS) is to create a harmonised range of ice information products and services for the Baltic Sea and adjacent waters which will be tailored to the needs of users and will provide a better basis for decision making, thus contributing to the safety of navigation. The integrated service will combine the strengths of the existing ice services and, through synergy effects and improved efficiency, will result in a seamless range of high-quality products.
Named in honor of one of America's most famous explorers, the Byrd Polar Research Center of The Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research. The Center's research programs are conducted throughout the world. Research at the Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the global climate system, with major themes focused on:
- climatic reconstruction of glacial and post-glacial times;
- polar ice-sheets: dynamics, history and ice-atmosphere interactions;
- high-latitude landform evolution, soils and hydrology;
- geologic evolution of Antarctica;
- investigations of ocean dynamics and environmental-chemical processes;
- and the history of polar exploration.