Next generation – Halley VI, Reading from the original article on Cool Antarctica. The new designs are supported by jackable legs above the snow surface. These legs are placed on skis so that the base can be moved easily. Work on Halley VI started in the Austral summer of 2007-2008 with an award winning new design.
When the base moves too close to the sea (with the drifting ice-shelf) the modules can be towed further inland by tractors. In addition the “pods” are more flexible in function and can be converted from sleeping accommodation into scientific labs as required.
The British Antarctic Survey does hugely significant scientific analysis on the polar ice cap. Aurora with new module.