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  • Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 08:13 UTC

    Polar Code does not adequately protect Antarctic environment from shipping, says ASOC

    ASOC believes that an effective Polar Code should require vessels sailing in Antarctic waters to completely stop discharging raw sewage.

    The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition voiced its disappointment over the lack of any significant new provisions in Part II of the Polar Code that would adequately protect the Antarctic environment from shipping. The London-based UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday adopted Part II of the Polar Code concerning pollution prevention.

  • Monday, March 23rd 2015 - 22:51 UTC

    New Antarctic affairs academic journal, sponsored by ASOC and Agenda Antarctica

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Elsa Cabrera explores the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ruling on illegal Antarctic whaling carried out by the Japanese government.<br />

    The Journal of Antarctic Affairs is the new academic magazine of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) and Agenda Antarctica. The Journal aims to publish and disseminate the most prominent and influential research in relation to Antarctica by publishing articles, reviews and official documents in both English and Spanish twice a year.

  • Monday, November 24th 2014 - 07:31 UTC

    IMO adopts Polar Code which comes into force in 2017; environmental groups unsatisfied

    While the Polar Code is a good step at recognizing the risks of Arctic shipping, ”it still fails to directly address the highest potential risk of a heavy fuel oil spill.”

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the Polar Code aimed at regulating shipping in Polar Regions. Several environmental groups have criticized the measures for not going far enough to protect the Arctic and Antarctic environments, arguing that while the new code is a positive step forward, it is insufficient to properly protect Polar environments from the anticipated increased levels of shipping activity.