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British Antarctic Territory

a UK Overseas Territory in the S Atlantic (claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty): created in 1962 and consisting of the South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, and Graham Land; formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies
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Dr Woodward, a senior lecturer in geography at Northumbria, has been awarded a grant of pounds 79,000 by the national Environment Research Council and the British Antarctica Survey.
Clockwise from below, literally the world's coolest street party at British Antarctica Survey's Rothera Research Station where the only Antarctic gas-fired beacon was lit; a beacon is lit on top of the Ghallis Tower on the coast of Malta, one of ten lit on the country's historic towers; British soldiers with the International Security Assistance Forces surround a beacon in Kabul; in Kosovo Lance Corporal Rob Kennedy, serving with the Royal Engineers lights a beacon; Buckingham Palace is lit beautifully as fireworks burst overhead after the Queen had lit a beacon to end her Golden Jubilee party
A new British Antarctica Survey fisheries research station opened earlier this year.

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