A feasibility assessment of emergent technology for use in Antarctica
Both the Antarctic Treaty 1959, and Madrid Protocol 1991, set as one of their leading principles “The protection of the environment”. As such operations in Antarctica, and the operators behind them, should constantly be seeking more efficient and renewable ways of achieving processes. COMNAP recently undertook the ARC project which sought out to find challenges in regards to future scientific endeavours. This project will look at these challenges, and highlight potential emergent technology that may help to confront these challenges, as well as better achieve the purpose of environmental protection, under the Antarctic Treaty.