NERC-BAS Operations and Safety Assurance and Advisory Group (NBOSAAG)



The NBOSAAG group was set up in early 2016 to:

  • provide the NERC Executive Chair with independent advice and assurance on Antarctic operations and safety
  • provide the NERC-owned British Antarctic Survey (BAS) with independent advice and support on Antarctic operations and safety matters.

The group meet four times a year and provide a variety of reports to NERC, BAS and UK Research and Innovation.


  • Paul Hayden (Chair) – Company Director Resolve Network
  • Nigel Bird – Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP)
  • David Hancock – Construction Director, Infrastructure & Projects Authority, Cabinet Office
  • Ian Moncrieff, CBE – Master Mariner
  • Professor Uwe Nixdorf – Vice Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar & Marine Research
  • Jonathan West – Director, Gauntlet Consulting Ltd

We publish a register of declared interests for council members. See the conflict of interest register for 2023 to 2024.

Last updated: 10 July 2023

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