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Antarctica and Beyond - Predicting the Extreme


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An extreme environment, largely untouched by mankind – how have we designed to survive and what are we doing out there?

Date and Time

14 June 2017 - 18:00-21:00


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - London local network.

About this event

To hold claim to British territory in Antarctica, and to affect the laws that are passed in an environment that is largely untouched by mans influence, the UK government must keep a constant presence with a mission of scientific study. To keep the scientists alive in a frozen desert, engineering leaps have been required. These leaps are more evident in the most southerly and extreme base Halley, which is located on a constantly moving, floating ice shelf at 76 degrees south. This talk will go into the bases which the scientists have called home over the years and what it is like to live in one of the remote areas of the world, where everyday sunshine turns to into the one long night as temperatures drop below -50.

Speaker Bio

John Griffiths was an Antarctic Meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey from 2011 - 2013, and Science leader with British Exploring Society in 2013. John currently works for MeteoGroup, but has continued to  find adventure in numerous expeditions


18:00 Arrival and registration
18:30 Lecture begins
19:45 Q&A
20:00 Networking reception
21:00 Close

Reasons to attend

An interest in extreme conditions. Want to know more about our Antarctic surveys.

Continuing Professional Development

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