The iSTAR research programme is managed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on behalf of NERC (The Natural Environment Research Council).  Operational support, in the form of logistics planning and infrastructure, and Communication and Knowledge Exchange support are provided by BAS.

NERC iSTAR science management team

  • Andy Smith

    British Antarctic Survey

    Programme leader

  • Povl Abrahamsen

    British Antarctic Survey

    Mooring coordinator

  • Mike Dinn

    British Antarctic Survey

    Operations and logistics manager

  • Elaina Ford

    British Antarctic Survey

    Programme manager

  • Simon Garrod

    British Antarctic Survey

    Field operations manager

  • Simon Howe

    Natural Environment Research Council

    Science programme officer

  • Jonathan Lee

    now at University of Leicester

    GIS officer

  • Keith Nicholls

    British Antarctic Survey

    Coordinator of ocean-focussed activities

  • Vicki Norton

    Natural Environment Research Council

    Senior science programme officer

  • James Wake

    British Antarctic Survey

    Traverse leader

  • Mike Webb

    Natural Environment Research Council

    Head of marine sciences

Communications, engagement and knowledge exchange

  • Linda Capper

    British Antarctic Survey

    communications strategy and planning

  • Paul Seagrove

    now at University of Cambridge

    media and knowledge exchange co-ordinator

NERC iSTAR science project teams

There are four science projects, each led by a Principal Investigator

Ocean2ice: Processes and variability of ocean heat transport toward ice shelves in the Amundsen Sea Embayment (iSTAR A)

  • Karen Heywood

    University of East Anglia

    Professor of Environmental Science

Ocean under ice: Ocean circulation and melting beneath the ice shelves of the south-eastern Amundsen Sea (iSTAR B)

  • Matt Ash

    University College London

    Electronics engineer

  • Paul Brennan

    University College London

    Professor of Microwave Electronics

  • Peter Davis

    British Antarctic Survey

    Physical Oceanographer

  • Pierre Dutrieux

    now at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

    Physical Oceanographer

  • Satoshi Kimura

    now at JAMSTEC, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

    Physical Oceanographer

  • Lai Bun Lok

    University College London

    Electronics engineer

Dynamic ice: Dynamical control on the response of Pine Island Glacier (iSTAR C)

Ice loss: The contribution to sea-level rise of the Amundsen Sea sector of Antarctica (iSTAR D)

External project partners

iSTAR A
iSTAR B
iSTAR C
iSTAR D