Digital conservation in Antarctica (2018)
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
Science and conservation are of paramount importance in Antarctica as they are founding principles of the Antarctic Treaty, the contributions internationally by governments to both scientific research and conservation efforts reflect this. Recent developments in nature conservation show an emerging field of ‘digital conservation’ which focuses on the use of digital technology for use in conservation often in innovative ways. The role of digital conservation in Antarctica is worth exploring as the potential benefits may allow for innovative applications for public engagement, data gathering, data analysis, data integration, citizen science, and digital decision making. This review explores the promises and problems digital conservation presents and explores them in an Antarctic context.
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