Antarctic Environments Portal


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.

All of us associated with the Antarctic Environments Portal are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of Prof. David Walton who since 2015 has been the Editor of the Portal.  David was a remarkable man and a great Antarctican.  His ability to communicate science across many disciplines was exceptional and why he was such a natural fit as the first Editor of the Portal.  We will miss David deeply and offer our heartfelt condolences to his wife Sharon and their three children.  A full obituary for David can be found on the SCAR website: https://www.scar.org/general-scar-news/walton-obituary/