This image shows the sequence of the module relocation. Photo: Adam Bradley
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has successfully relocated Halley VI Research Station to its new home on the Brunt Ice Shelf. Operational teams have spent the past 13 weeks moving each of the station’s eight modules 23 km upstream of a previously dormant ice chasm. The station is now ready for re-occupation at the end of the Antarctic winter (November 2017).
Preparing a module for the big more
The Halley VI relocation team has carried out – for the first time – what the station was designed to do. Meticulous planning and a professional operation leaves the station in excellent condition for science and support teams to resume their work in the next Antarctic summer.
The Halley VI relocation team takes a break at Christmas 2016
The living space module ‘ Big red’ sets off for the new site