British Antarctic Territory


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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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The YGOTY 2015 award ceremony also saw the re-launch of the Discovering Antarctica website, produced jointly by the Society, the British Antarctic Survey, the British Antarctic Territory and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The committee's aim was to impose some order and forward planning on place names in the British Antarctic Territory.
Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, the "British Empire" (or, more appropriately, what's left of it) seems to consist primarily of a handful tiny islands scattered across the Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific and Indian oceans: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St.
Carl, who has spent the last three years at Newcastle-based Trinity Chambers, will also be the senior magistrate for South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands and the British Antarctic Territory.
It is being created to celebrate the achievements of the men and women whose scientific exploration in the British Antarctic Territory has led to a new understanding of our planet, and to honour those among them who did not return.
The ten territories involved so far are Ascension Island, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha.
The British Antarctic Territory covers 666,000 square metres of icy wasteland and is home to only research facilities and postal facilities.
Projects funded by the British Antarctic Territory in 2014.
In addition to extending the territory around Ascension Island, the UK has made--or is expected to make--submissions in respect of three other areas: Hatton-Rockall in the northeast Atlantic offthe northwest coast of Scotland; areas around the Falkland Islands and South Georgia in the South Atlantic; and an area off the British Antarctic Territory.

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