NZIIA Arctic and Antarctic Symposium

Chancellor 1, Level 16, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington

With the melting of the polar ice cap, the Arctic is beginning to be opened up to commercial shipping. Oil rigs exist already on the landscape. By contrast, a number of countries would like to see Antarctica as a nature reserve without any commercial exploitation. Are the two Polar Regions headed in different directions? The Arctic and Antarctica: Differing Currents of Change exposes the range of issues related to the northern and southern polar regions, the threats and the challenges, and what the future may hold for these unique environments. Download Program