Workshop Report/Summary

Science and Stewardship in the Antarctic (1993)

The scientific community recognizes the need for strong measures for environmental protection in the Antarctic, but there is concern that the implementation of the Protocol on Environmental Protection could harm the science required to support environmental protection (e.g., scientific monitoring). This report examines the possible impacts on science from expanding human activities in the Antarctic, the impacts on science of various political, institutional, and organizational scenarios being considered for managing human activities in the Antarctic, and evaluates U.S. policy options and their possible effects on the structure and functioning of science within the Antarctic Treaty System and within the United States. The study committee was chaired by Dr. Louis J. Lanzerotti, AT&T Bell Laboratories, New Jersey.