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SC-HASS Research Project: The impact of COVID-19 on Antarctica

COVID 19 WP1 landscape webAbout:

Using futures-scanning and scenario-building, this WP studies how the pandemic is shaping global order and geopolitics. A specific focus is on emerging risks and opportunities in relation to collective Antarctic governance.

Research questions:
  1. With a focus on international relations and governance, how is the COVID-19 pandemic shaping global order and geopolitics?
  2. What risks and opportunities emerge in a post-COVID-19 global order in relation to collective Antarctic governance?
  3. What are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related global developments on Antarctic governance decision-making mechanisms?

Patrick Flamm
Bob Frame
Yelena Yermakova
Renuka Badhe
Gabriel De Paula
Germana Nicklin
Francisco Tuñez


Frame B, Yermakova Y, Flamm P, et al. (2021) "Antarctica’s Gateways and Gatekeepers: Polar scenarios in a polarising Anthropocene". The Anthropocene Review. DOI: 10.1177/20530196211026341

Frame, B. & A. Hemmings (2020). “Coronavirus at the end of the world: Antarctica matters.” Social Sciences & Humanities Open 2(1). DOI: 10.1016/j.ssaho.2020.100054.