The Antarctic Environments Portal has been designed and developed to support the work of the Antarctic Treaty System by providing accurate and up-to-date information on issues of relevance to the policy community.
Since January 2020 SCAR has assumed oversight and management of the Portal. A new website has been designed and launched with the aim of ensuring easy access to Information Summaries.
This Background Paper provides examples of how Information Summaries published in the Portal link directly to issues of priority interest to CCAMLR.
The Paper encourages CCAMLR Members to i) support further development of the Antarctic Environments Portal and the publication of Information Summaries, recognising its value in contributing to CCAMLR’s work (in particular that of the Scientific Committee and its Working Groups), and ii) identify any additional Information Summaries that would be useful to CCAMLR’s interests.