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ATCM XXXVII - CEP XVII 28 Apr 2014 - 07 May 2014 Brasilia, Brazil

Information Papers Submitted to the XXXVII ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXXVII

Antarctic Climate Change Report Card 2014

Antarctic Resolution at the 10th World Wilderness Congress

Education and Outreach activities associated with Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM)

Management of Vessels in the Antarctic Treaty Area

Managing Human Footprint, Protecting Wilderness: A Way Foward

Near-term Antarctic Impacts of Black Carbon and Short-lived Climate Pollutant Mitigation

New Antarctic stations: Are they justified?

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): a key threat, a key uncertainty

ECO 1 April 28 - May 7, 2014

ECO 2 April 28 - May 7, 2014


ATCM XXXVI - CEP XVI 20 May 2013 - 29 May 2013 Brussels, Belgium

Information Papers Submitted to the XXXVI ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXXVI

Biological prospecting and the Antarctic environment

Black Carbon and other Short-lived Climate Pollutants- Impacts on Antarctica

Discharge of sewage and grey water from vessels in Antarctic Treaty waters

Human impacts in the Arctic and Antarctic- Key findings relevant to the ATCM and CEP

Management implications of tourist behaviour

Mapping and modelling wilderness values in Antarctica- Contribution to CEP’s work in developing guidance material on wilderness protection using Protocol tools

Reuse of a site after remediation. A case study from Cape Evans, Ross Island

An Antarctic Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System

Update to Vessel Incidents in Antarctic Waters

Update- The Future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

ECO 1 May 20 - 29, 2013

ECO 2 May 20 - 29, 2013

ECO 3 May 20 - 29, 2013


ATCM XXXV - CEP XV 11 Jun 2012 - 20 Jun 2012 Hobart, Australia

Information Papers Submitted to the XXXV ATCM

ASOC Report on XXXV ATCM

Annex V Inviolate and Reference Areas - Current Management Practices

Antarctic Ocean Legacy - A Marine Reserve for the Ross Sea

Antarctic Ocean Legacy - A Vision for Circumpolar Protection

Data Sources for Mapping the Human Footprint in Antarctica

Review of the implementation of the Madrid Protocol - Inspections by Parties (Article 14)


ATCM XXXIV - CEP XIV 20 Jun 2011 - 01 Jul 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Information Papers Submitted to the XXXIV ATCM

ASOC Report on XXXIV ATCM

An Antarctic Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System

Antarctic Tourism - What Next?  Key Issues to Address with Binding Rules

Developing a Mandatory Polar Code - Progress and Gaps

Evolution of Footprint:  Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Human Activities

Land-based Tourism in Antarctica

Ocean Acidification and the Southern Ocean

The Antarctic Environmental Protocol 1991 - 2011

The Ross Sea:  A Valuable Reference Area to Assess the Effects of Climate Change

The Southern Ocean MPA Agenda - Matching words and spirit with action

Vessel Protection and Routeing - Options Available to Reduce Risk and Provide Enhanced Environmental Protection

Footprint: Time and Space Aspects of Human Activities

Global Coalition Urges Increased Protection for the Environment


ATCM XXXIII - CEP XIII 03 May 2010 - 14 May 2010 Punta del Este, Uruguay

Information Papers Submitted to the XXXIII ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXXIII

Making Tangible Progress on a Strategic Vision for Antarctic Tourism

Antarctic Ship-borne Tourism and Inspections Under Article VII of the Antarctic Treaty and Article 14 of the Protocol on Environmental Protection

The Case for Inclusion of the Ross Sea Continental Shelf and Slope in a Southern Ocean Network of Marine Reserves

Comparison of Three Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts on Shipping and Tourism

Key Climate Change Actions in Antarctica: Emissions Reduction, Adaptation and Science

Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Under Extreme Conditions: Case Studies From Antarctica

Coastal Hydrocarbon Pollution: A Case Study From Deception Island, Antarctica

Rising to the challenge: Key steps to deliver a Comprehensive and Representative Marine Protected Areas Network in the Southern Ocean by 2012

Working Towards A Polar Vessel Code

Tourism and Land-based Facilities in Antarctica: Analysis of a Questionnaire Distributed to Antarctic Treaty Parties at XXXII ATCM

Antarctic Treaty Governments Progress on Climate Change and Marine Protected Areas:  Fail on Biological Prospecting, Polar Code and Tourism


Antarctic Treaty Meetings (ATME) Papers 6 April - 9 April 2010 Svolvær, Norway

Information Papers Submitted to the ATME

The Future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Observed and Predicted Changes, Tipping Points, and Policy Considerations

Antarctic Krill Fisheries and Rapid Ecosystem Change: The Need for Adaptive Management

Environmental and Economic Benefits of Climate CHange Mitigation and Adaptation in Antarctica

Antarctic Penguin Response to Habitat Change As Earth's Troposphere Reaches 2 degrees celsius Above Pre-Industrial Levels


ATCM XXXII - CEP XII 06 Apr 2009 - 17 Apr 2009 Baltimore, United States

Information Papers Submitted to the XXXII ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXXII - 1

ASOC Report on ATCM XXXII - 2

Impacts of Local Human Activities on the Antarctic Environment: A Review

Policy Implications Arising from SCAR's Report: Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment

Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic

A Ross Sea MPA: Preservation for Science

Protecting the Antarctic Marine Ecosystem: A Role for the ATCM

Managing Antarctic Vessels - Avoiding Future Disasters

Tourism and Land-Based Facilities in Antarctica

Key Elements of a Strategic Vision for Antarctic Tourism.

ASOC also submitted discussion points to the first joint meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection and the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR.

Press Releases

Antarctic Treaty Governments Fail on Climate Change, Make Progress on Marine Protected Areas and Tourism Regulation 4.17.09

Posters produced by the ASOC team for XXXII ATCM

Wilderness and Aesthetic Values of Antarctica

Celebrating Antarctica:; The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition 1979 - 2009

Celebrating Antarctica: Issues Facing Antarctica in 2009

Celebrating Antarctica: A Vision for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean


Antarctic Treaty Meetings (ATME) Papers, 9-11 December 2009 Wellington, New Zealand

Coastal Hydrocarbon Pollution: A Case Study From Deception Island, Antarctica

Antarctic Ship-borne Tourism and Inspections Under Article VII of the Antarctic Treaty and Article 14 of the Protocol on Environmental Protection

Antarctic Ship-borne Tourism: Perspectives on Shipping Management

Making Tangible Progress on a Strategic Vision for Antarctic Tourism

Tourism and Land-based Facilities in Antarctica: Analysis of a Questionnaire Distributed to Antarctic Treaty Parties at XXXII ATCM


ATCM XXXI - CEP XI 02 Jun 2008 - 13 Jun 2008 Kyiv, Ukraine

Information Papers Submitted to the XXXI ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXXI

Area Protection: Time for Action

Impacts of Climate Change on Antarctic Ecosystems

Designation of Marine Protected Areas within the Antarctic Treaty Area

Antarctic Shipping

A Decade of Antarctic Tourism: Status, Change, and Actions Needed

Report of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

Press Releases and other information

Antarctic Treaty Parties Duck Tourism Challenges

Press Release in Russian

Turismo en la Antartida Una Amenaza Para Un Ecosystem Unico

an op-ed by ASOC Campaigner Mariano Aguas


Antarctic Treaty Meetings (ATME) Papers, 8-11 July 2008 St.Petersburg, Russia

Tourism and the human footprint at Deception Island South Shetland Islands, Antarctica


ATCM XXX - CEP X 30 Apr 2007 - 11 May 2007 New Delhi, India

Information Papers Submitted to the XXX ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXX

The Case Against Tourism Landings from Ships Carrying More than 500 Passengers


ATCM XXIX - CEP IX 12 Jun 2006 - 23 Jun 2006 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Information Papers Submitted to the XXIX ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXIX

An Update on Recent Noise Pollution Issues

The Antarctic and Climate Change

Beyond Direct Impacts of Multi-Year Maintained Ice Routes Case Study: McMurdo-South Pole Surface Re-Supply Traverse

A Glimpse into the Environmental Legacy of the International Polar Year 2007-2008

Managing Antarctic Tourism: A Critical Review Of Site-Specific Guidelines

Station Sharing in Antarctica

Report of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)

Management of Antarctic Krill

Strategic Issues posed by Commercial Tourism in the Antarctic Treaty Area


ATCM XXVIII - CEP VIII 06 Jun 2005 - 17 Jun 2005 Stockholm, Sweden

Information Papers Submitted to the XXVIII ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXVIII

Acoustic Impacts

Some Legal Issues Posed by Antarctic Tourism

Development Pressures on the Antarctic Wilderness

The Antarctic and Climate Change

Antarctic Tourism Graphics: An Overview of Tourism Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area (Part A) (Part B) (Part C)


ATCM XXVII - CEP VII 24 May 2004 - 04 Jun 2004 Capetown, South Africa

Information Papers Submitted to the XXVII ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXVII

An Update on Some Issues Surrounding Noise Pollution ASOC Report to ATCM pursuant to Article III (2) of the Antarctic Treaty, under Agenda Item 5 (b)

The Regulation of Antarctic Tourism: State of Play After the Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts, (Norway, 22-25 March, 2004)

Are More Antarctic Stations Justified?

Tourism Accreditation and Inspection Under the Antarctic Treaty

ASOC's Final Report on XXVII ATCM


ATCM XXVI - CEP VI 09 Jun 2003 - 20 Jun 2003 Madrid, Spain

Information Papers Submitted to the XXVI ATCM

ASOC Report on ATCM XXVI

Port State Control: An Update on International Law Approaches to Regulate Vessels Engaged in Antarctic Non-Governmental Activities

Preventing Marine Pollution In Antarctic Waters

Report pursuant to Article III (2) of the Antarctic Treaty, under Agenda Item 5 (b)

Regulating Commercial Tourism In Antarctica: The Policy Issues

Marine Acoustic Technology and the Antarctic Environment

Coastal Sediment Pollution at Sites Frequently Visited by Tourism Operators

A Review of Inspections Under Article 7 of the Antarctic Treaty and Article 14 of its Protocol on Environmental Protection, 1959-2001 (Joint Paper with United Nations Environment Programme)

Press Releases and other information

Press Release on Antarctica, World Park (Also in Spanish)

Final Report of the XXVI ATCM (Official report from the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat)

Final Report of the Committee on Environmental Protection (CEP) VI