The Antarctic Environments Portal (www.environments.aq) has been developed to support evidence-based management of Antarctica, by placing the best available science knowledge at the fingertips of Antarctic decision makers.
The Portal is an online resource of information on Antarctic environments that supports the work of the Antarctic Treaty System – in particular the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP). Information in the Portal is unbiased, a-political and presented in a synthesised, or “policy-ready” form.
Since 1961 the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR, www.scar.org), an independent non-governmental body, has been the principal provider of independent, sound, scientifically based advice to the Antarctic Treaty Parties. The Antarctic Environments Portal provides SCAR with a mechanism to ensure continuous availability of timely, topical and up-to-date scientific advice to the Parties.
The Portal presents content in the four official languages of the Antarctic Treaty.
The Portal is hosted and managed by SCAR with funding or in-kind support provided by several Antarctic Treaty Parties. A Portal Management Board oversees the management of the Portal.
The Editor has lead responsibility for generating material for the Portal (mainly by commissioning from external authors) as well as managing the editing and review process.
An international Editorial Group, comprised of volunteers, assists the Editor with the review of content for the Portal. The Editor is responsible for coordinating the Editorial Group and works with the Assistant Editor and the SCAR Secretariat to manage the material posted on the Portal website.
The main role of the Editor is to manage the development of content for publishing in the Portal and the regular updating of existing Portal content, working closely with the Assistant Editor and SCAR.
Main duties include:
Please submit the following documents to [email protected] by 7th September 2021:
Finalists will be interviewed remotely. Please direct any questions to [email protected].
The job description and person specification can also be found here.
1 Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources