Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, which became operational in February 2013, paying particular attention to human factors, the environmental approach and the technical solutions adopted to create a state-of-the-art home for science in one of the remotest parts of our planet.
Halley VI sits on the freezing, floating Brunt Ice Shelf. It is open all year round with a crew of 52 working in the summer and only 16 staying on site in the winter season. Hydraulically elevated ski-based modules were developed to respond to annually rising snow levels and the need to relocate the base if the site calves off as a giant iceberg. A special central module provides a dramatic open plan living and social area at the heart of the station.