Seatrade Maritime Awards - Guest of Honour
Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director of the British Antarctic Survey
Professor Dame Jane Francis is currently Director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). In 2017, Jane Francis was appointed Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (DCMG) in recognition of services to UK polar science and diplomacy, especially for the Antarctic Treaty. She was also awarded the Polar Medal by H.M The Queen. Her principal science interest is climate change in the geological past for which she has undertaken over 15 polar science expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica. The new polar icebreaker, the Sir David Attenborough, will soon be supporting frontier UK science in the polar regions, operated by BAS.