Our mission

We work to preserve the environmental and historical heritage of the Antarctic region. We work with a range of stakeholders to educate people about the Antarctic and support British scientific research.


British Antarctic Territory

The British Antarctic Territory (BAT) is a UK Overseas Territory and is administered in London by staff in the Polar Regions Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The government of the Territory has its own legislative framework and makes a range of legal and administrative appointments.

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Polar Regions Department

Overseas Territories Directorate
Polar Regions Department
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Room K2.55
King Charles Street


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