Our Stakeholders

Close collaboration with our stakeholders and working in partnership is fundamental to our work and is essential to the success of all that we do. We work very closely with our three main stakeholders to ensure our strategies will ensure the best possible future for the historic sites in our care and are mindful of the wider implications for Antarctica.

We are committed to responsible and ethical operations which respect the environment, international protocols and encourage the wider world to value and cherish Antarctica and its extraordinary past. So, to ensure the future of our historic sites in Antarctica we operate within a complex international environment and we couldn’t do this without our three key Stakeholders:

British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

BAS is the UK’s national Antarctic operator and is an institute of the National Environment Research Council (NERC). Its aims are to deliver and enable world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. It operates five Antarctic research stations in the British Antarctic Territory, as well as two permanent research stations on South Georgia. It also manages the Arctic Research Programme and runs the UK research stationThe website of the British Antarctic Survey, the UK’s national Antarctic operator, offers information on the history and science of Antarctica, as well as a database of those who have wintered at BAS research stations.

International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)

IAATO is a member organisation, founded in 1991, to advocate and promote the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic. IAATO currently has 116 members. IAATO Members work together to develop, adopt and implement operational standards that mitigate potential environmental impacts. Numerous guidelines have been adopted over the last 20 years that have proven to be successful methods in avoiding such impacts.

Government of the British Antarctic Territory

The British Antarctic Territory is a UK Overseas Territory administered by the Polar Regions Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. With its own laws and legislative framework, as well as postal administration, GBAT aims to ensure the long-term security of the Territory, promote the UK’s sovereignty in the Territory, protect the environment and preserve British heritage, ensure an effective legislative and administrative framework and manage the finances of the Territory.

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We love to talk about the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, would like to arrange an interview, use our images or films, or want to discuss an opportunity to collaborate then get in touch.

For all press enquiries, please contact ukaht@89up.org or +44 (0) 203 411 28 89. For urgent press enquires out of office hours, please call +44 (0) 203 2 89 89 01.