REBLOG! Just over a 100 years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic expedition came to a tragic end, Britain’s latest and greatest Antarctic Research Station has opened. The facility will become fully operational over the coming weeks.
The new research station replaces the 20-year old Halley V, and is the 6th incarnation to occupy the floating Brunt Ice Shelf. The region has been occupied by British science stations since a Royal Society expedition in 1957.
The $US40 million facility was designed by Hugh Broughton Architects and engineering firm AECOM, and represents a continued commitment from the UK’s scientific community to maintain a cutting-edge facility in the region :: Read the full post at Gizmag »»»»