A Continent of 14 million square kilometres, surrounded by a Southern Ocean of 35 million square kilometres. A Continent beyond generally recognised national territorial jurisdiction (but 7 claimants and 2 semi-claimants). An ocean which is therefore “High Seas’ right up to the coast of Antarctica. A form of collective governance under the Antarctic Treaty System, whose roots go back 57 years. Control, access and acceptability of resources exploitation.