environments.aq

Antarctic Environments Portal

Overview

The Antarctic Environments Portal provides an important link between Antarctic science and Antarctic policy, by allowing easy access to reliable, science-based information on a range of issues relevant to the management of the Antarctic environment.  The primary objective of the information placed in the Portal is to contribute to the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP) in its development of advice and recommendations to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties on environmental protection. The Portal also enables the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), to fulfil its advisory role to Antarctic policy makers.  All scientifically-based information available through the Portal is prepared by Antarctic experts and is thoroughly peer-reviewed before being published.  An Editor, supported by an Editorial Group oversees the review process and is responsible for ensuring information available through the Portal is apolitical and up-to-date.