Recent Submissions

  • Terra Futura: Antarctica in science fiction narratives. 

    Clery, Regina; Frame, Bob; Lindeman, Rob; Scott, Christine; Stent, Simon (2018)
    Across a range of genres, and from multiple sources, we have explored the main themes of specific science fiction works and how they contribute to public discourse on the Antarctic. In this case we have defined science ...
  • Antarctic future technologies. 

    Fletcher, Ashley; Battaerd, Bjorn; Mills, Francesca; Rees, Olivia; Gillies, Tasman (2018)
    Science in Antarctica has greatly increased our knowledge of climate, the Earth’s history and the human impact on the world’s environments, yet scientific activities in Antarctica are having a direct impact on the immediate ...
  • Antarctic sea ice and its implications. 

    Ahearn, John; Grover-Johnson, Olivia; Kringen, Tayele; Miller, Anna; Power, Chloe (2018)
    Global warming has caused a significant decrease in sea ice coverage in the Arctic. This is having far reaching implications for the ecosystems, as well as dramatically changing the way that humans interact with the Arctic ...
  • The Forgotten Islands: Monitoring Tourist Numbers and Managing Tourism Impacts on New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands 

    Stewart E; Espiner S; Liggett D; Taylor Z (2017)
    Situated to the south of New Zealand in the Southern Ocean are the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands, comprising the Auckland, Campbell, Antipodes, Snares and Bounty Islands. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Forgotten Islands’, ...
  • On the interpretation of ice-shelf flexure measurements 

    Rosier, Sebastian H R; Marsh, Oliver J; Rack, Wolfgang; Gundmundsson, G Hilmar; Wild, Christian T; Ryan, Michelle (2017)
    Tidal flexure in ice shelf grounding zones has been used extensively in the past to determine grounding line position and ice properties. Although the rheology of ice is viscoelastic at tidal loading frequencies, most ...
  • Emerging Fisheries – Threat or Opportunity? 

    Gibson, Mark; McKay, David; Nicholls, Jill; Paton, Mark (1999)
    Between the months of January and March, 1999, the Canterbury Univesity's inaugral course for the Certificate in Continuing Educatron, Antarctic Studies, engaged a research syndicate to investigate and report upon threats ...
  • Antarctic Tourism – Where to Now? 

    Downer, Kate; Reaney, Richard; Watson, Nigel; Wouters, Mariska (1999)
    This paper examines the fixture of tourism in the Antarctic. It raises some fundamental policy issues and aims to challenge some preconceptions of tourism' s role and impact on the continent. The test it puts to governments ...
  • Human Artefacts in Antarctica – Treasure to be Conserved or Junk to be Removed? 

    Cadenhead, Natalie; Johnston, Lindsay; Kestle, Linda; Webb, Keryn (1999)
    The question generating this report was perceived by the syndicate to be a limited question as it is couched in very black and white terms with no middle ground indicated. There was considerable debate concerning the ...
  • Antarctica – A Strategic Asset? 

    Weinstein, Phil; Boniface, Nick; Bishop, Joanne; Noble, Nicola; Bichard, Valerie (1999)
    It's 1999 and as we rapidly head towuds the new millennium the management of global issues require the pro-active participation of all members of the intemational community. Growing strains on the quality of water, soil ...
  • Antarctica: Does it differentiate bewtween the Tourist and the Scientist? 

    Carran, Paul; Chaplow, Lester; Hodder, Sarah; Stafford, Clair; Yusoff, Kathryn (2000)
    To explore the question we must first expltme the terms used to m)Se the question - Antarctica, differentiate, scientist, and tourist. WIIat do these terms represent and how should they interpreted in the context of the ...
  • Antarctica: Phantom of the Past or Canary in the Cage? 

    Pearn, Tim; Gill-Fox, Deborah; Gemmell, Michael; Hoar, Jenifer (2000)
    "A bridge to our future and a window on our past." This was a phrase used by President Clinton to describe Antarctica when he spoke at the International Antarctic Centre recently. It sums up the view that, in essence, ...
  • Humans and Antarctica: A Model for the World? 

    Falconer, Tamsin; Foster, Tui; Mackereth, Graham (2000)
    Humans and Antarctica: A model for the world? In what ways has the relationship between humans and Antarctica been exemplary. Should the example be copied? This report examines the key features Of the relationships between ...
  • Valuing Antarctic: Why, How and With What Result? 

    Creek, Alan; Elliott, Tui; Littlewood, Chandra; Pearce-Haines, Megan; Pilkington, Stephen (2001)
    In society today, economic valuation is often assumed to be the only possible way of assigning value to things as it is the principal method used by most government and corporate policy makers. It is because Of this that ...
  • Documenting the State of the Antarctic Environment 

    Andres, Ingrid; Hampson, Ellen; Tammik, Sarah; Elliott, Christine; Revfem, Calum (2001)
    This report discusses the question "Documenting the State Of the Antarctic Environment: Why, How and what can we learn and do?" This included future implications. Documenting the state Of Antarctica's environment would ...
  • From Vostok to Vostok: Antarctic Discoveries 

    Bartholomew, Mathew; Chappell, Michael; Hay, AJ; Seale, Joyce; Walsh, Penny (2001)
    Simple words which are found carved into the cross atop Observation Hill on Hut Point, Ross Island, to commemorate the final 1910 - 1913 Antarctic party of Scott, who all perished On their return journey from the South ...
  • The Elimination of IUU Fishing in the Southern Ocean 

    Lowe, Sarah; Pope, Belinda; Poirot, Ceisha; Green, Vanessa; Henderson, Scott (2002)
    At the start of the new millennium, fisheries statistics reported that around 70 % of the world's fisheries were severely overexploited (Crothers, 1998). After centuries Of fishing in local coastal waters, an eventual ...
  • Human Impact on the Antarctic Environment: Minimising the Risk to the Unique Environment of Sub-glacial Lakes 

    Newman, Jana; Henshaw, Jenny; Seo, Jessica; Hyde, Peter; Turvey, Richard (2002)
    The Representatives, Recalling Article II of the Antarctic Treaty and Recommendations VIII-13, X-7, XII-3 and XIV-3; Recognizing the knowledge of the tectonic, geochemical, climatic, glacial and biological evolution of the ...
  • Square Peg Round Hole: A Study of Non Governmental Organisations’ Participation in the Antarctic Treaty System 

    Baynes, Vicky; Martin, Debs; Dale, Mary-Camillus; Ridgen, Jenny; Turner, Sam (2002)
    Involvement of both national and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the Antarctic occurred even before there was a formal management regime for this vast region of the south. Their calls for peace and ...
  • The Bigger The Ship The Bigger The Mess: Large Ship Tourism in the Antarctic: A Recommendation 

    Bennetts, Bron; Brabyn, Lars; Easton, Jenny; Rusbatch, Katie; Salem, Victoria (2002)
    Recalling Recommendation VIII-9 that tourism is a natural development in the Antarctic and requires regulation. Reaffirming The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty 1991 seeks to enhance the protection ...
  • Accidents in Antarctica 

    Haverkamp, Abby; Siegfried, Alina; Genevieve, Murrell; Rooney, Nadia; Salamaca, Ricardo (2003)
    The Antarctic Treaty has been in existence for over 40 years now, and the Environmental Protocol for a decade. Yet both of these documents fail to specifically address the issue of accident liability. The Treaty does ...

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