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Royal Society response to NERC's decision on the proposal to merge BAS and NOC

06 November 2012

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said: “We are pleased that NERC chose both to consult with the scientific community on their plans to merge the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), and to listen to the views elicited. The UK has a proud history of polar science and should continue to play a pivotal role in research in these regions.”