Natural Environment Research Council – British Antarctic Survey (NERC-BAS)

The British Antarctic Survey (NERC-BAS) is a component of the UK Natural Environment Research Council. The NERC-BAS is based in Cambridge, employs about 400 staff and supports three stations in Antarctica. NERC-BAS has conducted research on solar terrestrial physics using ground observations in Antarctica, satellite data, and theory and modelling studies for more than 30 years. The total NERC-BAS budget for 2011-12 was £47M, of this £11M was spent on the science programme. As a government funded research institute NERC-BAS has well established analytical accounting procedures that meet EU requirements and has identified a Framework aware accountant to help with financial management. It also has a Science Coordination Group that provides support to NERC-BAS researchers involved in externally funded projects.