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Proactive Management of Antarctic Tourism

In the project 'Proactive Management of Antarctic Tourism: Exploring the Role of Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) Principles and Values and Best Practices Beyond the ATS' (ProAct) we cooperate with Utrecht University and Wageningen University & Research. The project is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), and commenced on 1 March 2021 and will run for a period of 5 years.

The ProAct project aims to support the Netherlands and possibly the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) in proactive management of tourism within the ATS on four themes:

  1. maximizing visitor numbers by a cap-and-trade system;
  2. constraining diversification of activities by pre-assessment procedures;
  3. improving domestic implementation of ATS tourism regulations;
  4. enhancing the role of non-use and non-user States

Kees Bastmeijer is involved in theme 2, 3 and 4.

Elena-Laura Álvarez Ortega is a PhD at the Arctic Centre working at theme 3

Last modified:14 November 2022 1.18 p.m.