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    • 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 ...
    • The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Horizon Scan 

      Burn, Courtney; Richards, Faye; Route, Gail; Thame, Florence (2015)
      In April 2014 in Queenstown, New Zealand, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) conducted a horizon scan to set priority research questions for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean that are relevant for the ...
    • Antarctic Biosecurity 

      Gousmett, Katrina; Hood, Christina; Lamers, Machiel; O'Reilly, Jessica (2006)
      The protection of Antarctic ecosystems from alien and invasive species is one of the key aims of the Environmental Protocol (1991) to the Antarctic Treaty System. Despite the patchy nature of different domestic policy ...
    • Antarctic Drivers: What Motivates New Zealand’s Involvement in the Antarctic? 

      Cook, Barrie; Fretter, Judith; Muir, Shona; Parsons, Waverly; Woudberg, Lesley (2004)
      "lhs report seeks to identify and assess the drivers motivating New /xaland's involvement in the Antarctic region. For the purpose of this report drivers are defined as 'underlying motivations or stimuli that instigate an ...
    • Antarctic Futures: Governance, Scientific Expeditions, Commercial Tourism, Resource Exploitation and Climate Change 

      Knott, Michael; McNeill, Bridget; Thurston, Lorna; Udell, Hannah (2015)
      Assessing and managing future effects is an inherent problem in environmental management and law applications. Antarctica is no exception. To assist with this problem, trend analyses are applied to understand the potential ...
    • Antarctic Infrastructure - Co-operation, Challenges and Opportunities 

      Schroeter, Ben; Phillips, Clive; Stone, James; Curie, Marcus (2015)
      This paper discusses the current state of international collaboration in Antarctica including the various mechanisms already in place to facilitate sharing, such as shared infrastructure, resources and logistics pool ...
    • Antarctic Specially Protected and Specially Managed Areas: How Effective is the Current System? 

      Rodgers, Rata Pryor; Sullivan, Nita; Pointon, Olivia; Crean, Penny (2017)
      Protection of the Antarctic environment has been a motivation for Treaty Parties since the establishment of the Antarctic Treaty System in 1964. The current protected areas system, created in 2002, provides little ...
    • Antarctic Specially Protected Areas - ARE THEY SERVING THE ANTARCTIC WELL? 

      Clarkin, Thomas; Redmond, Henry; Williams, Chrissie; Scott, Nigel (2010)
      This report sets out to respond to the question imposed: Antarctic Specially Protected Areas – Are they serving the Antarctic well? The Treaty documents that define Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPA) are summarized, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Antarctica and climate change 

      Skinner, Richard; Turner, Jeff; Riley, Madi; Martin, Jonny (2016)
      The concept of climate change and the ability of mankind to alter natural cycles of global temperature, over a relatively short timescale is something that has never before been encountered on this planet. The evidence ...
    • Antarctica in the Year 2105: What Physical Changes Might We Expect? 

      Kowalewski, Stefan; Mason, Anna; Newton, Nadine (2006)
      This report investigates possible changes to the Antarctic environment due to climate change over the next one hundred years. Three scenarios have been developed in order to assess the response of the Antarctic to different ...
    • Antarctica Subglacial Lakes The Race to the Bottom 

      Emnet, Philipp; Given, Andrew; Armstrong, Martina; Bouckoms, Sarah (2009)
      Ever since subglacial lakes have been known about they have grabbed the attention and imagination of the scientific and general community alike. These lakes may potentially hold the answers to questions on the climate ...
    • 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's cultural heritage 

      McKenzie, Jacinta; McEldowney, Jessie; Talbot, Peter (2013)
      Cultural heritage is a dynamic concept, incorporating the ideas and values of many different organisations and individuals; it is heavily dependent on the context of the item or site being conserved, and transforms ...
    • 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, ...
    • Are the SCAR/COMNAP guidelines effective in monitoring the impacts of human activites on the Antarctic environment? 

      Cameron, Pip; Columbus, Robyn; Nielsen, Hanne; Wilson, Peter (2012)
      The SCAR / COMNAP Technical Handbook (2000) and Practical Guidelines (2005) for environmental monitoring are designed to help new signatories to the Madrid Protocol create effective environmental monitoring regimes for ...
    • A Big Commitment for a Small Country: Is Scott Base Necessary ? 

      Thomson, Bex; Fortune, David; Hicks, Stephen (2006)
      'A Big Commitment for a Small Country — Is Scott Base Necessary?' This is an important and perhaps fundamental question for New Zealand and its role in the Antarctic. The Oxford dictionary defines 'necessary' as follows: ...
    • 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 ...
    • Carbon emissions in Antarctica 

      Domaas, Christel; Mauriohooho, Penny (2012)
      In this report we consider (i) how National Programmes should respond to the challenge of reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions and (ii) how National Programmes balance environmental values with other values ...