Halley VI, British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
Brunt Ice shelf, Caird Coast, 29 km south of the current shelf ice edge.
No flora. Occasional visits from very small numbers of Emperor and Adélie penguins. Occasional visits from very small numbers of Wilson storm petrels, Snow petrels, and Antarctic skuas.
Station on Brunt ice shelf, established in 1956, with Halley VI in operation since 2012. In February 2017, Halley VI was closed for the winter, station will reopen for summer season 2017/2018. Station comprised of main Halley VI platform, garage building, stores building and summer accommodation building.
Meteorology, upper atmospheric, clean air sector chemistry, life sciences (Space flight research).
All human activity related to scientific research or support of scientific research.
10-20 day ships passage from Falkland Islands or South Africa. 4-5 hour intercontinental flight form either Falkland islands, South America or South Africa. Followed by at least two 4.5 hour flights by ski equiped aircraft.
British Antarctic Survey.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
75° 34.4093' 0'' S
25° 28.0175' 0'' W
I - East Antarctic ice shelves
6 Dronning Maud Land
Clear air zone; Ice shelf; Snow
Atmospheric sciences; Climate studies; Environmental sciences; Geophysics and seismology
Continuous since 1956
Medical doctor; Non-medical trained person
Blood Transfusion Medicine; Diagnostic x-ray; Endoscopy; Telemedicine
Computer; E-mail; Internet; Printer; Satellite phone; Scanner; Telephone; VHF
Aircraft landing facilities
Suitable with ski.
Transport and freight
January; February; March; December
Ice shelf edge, sea ice
January; February; March; November; December
Access To The Facility