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WP037: Sixty Years of Treaty-Supported Antarctic Science

ATCM XLII and CEP XXII 2019, Prague, Czech Republic

Working Paper

WP037: Sixty Years of Treaty-Supported Antarctic Science

Submitted: 16/05/2019

Summary:

Sixty years of research in, from and about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean have delivered extraordinary benefits to humankind. These range from fundamental understanding, such as of the nature of the Universe and the ability of life to exist in subglacial environments, to those with globally significant implications for the future of humankind, such as ozone depletion and the role of the Antarctic cryosphere in sea level variation. The successes of international scientific cooperation in the harshest environment on Earth demonstrate how nations working together can accomplish more than any nation working alone, providing a roadmap for action in an uncertain future.

 

ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
42nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
1 - 11 July 2019