Lifting one of the frames into position at Rothera Wharf
The event, which takes place in Merseyside on 26th-28th September, will see experts from each business join colleagues from Cammell Laird – builders of the RRS Sir David Attenborough – for a panel discussion at the Engineering College in Birkenhead, as part of a breakfast event chaired by the Financial Times.
Titled ‘Meeting the 1.5 degree challenge’, the panel will discuss how low carbon tech, alongside construction design and delivery using digital 4D modelling and innovative technologies, can create a safer and more sustainable future for polar research to support BAS.
The partners will also host an exhibit at the event’s ‘Ice Worlds Festival of Discovery’ - a public festival of science, engineering and technology - to showcase the projects the businesses are delivering for BAS.
‘Ice Worlds’ will house a series of interactive displays and talks, alongside games and STEM-related activities, designed to help students learn more about engineering and the partners’ role in Antarctica. The work provides an inspiring backdrop to engage with the next generation, to show them how exciting a career in the industry can be.
Dave Grove, Ramboll project director, said: “The partnership team is working closely in true collaboration to create a diverse range of ideas for the modernisation programme. It’s a pool of innovation where we are working together to deliver the best sustainable outcomes for BAS and their pioneering science research, which will ultimately benefit us all. This great event provides an opportunity to share these achievements so far.”