>SCAR : Nouveau site ’Antarctic Environments Portal’

Le SCAR annonce le lancement du nouveau site web ’Antarctic Environments Portal’ qui offre un accès rapide à une synthèse d’informations et connaissances actuelles sur les questions antarctiques.

Launch of the new Antarctic Environments Portal Website

Dear Colleagues,

The Antarctic Environments Portal provides ready access to high-level summary information on Antarctic issues, based on the best available scientific knowledge. In January 2020, SCAR took over operation of the Antarctic Environments Portal from the University of Canterbury which had operated the Portal from 2014-2019 with support from the Tinker Foundation.

SCAR’s primary aim in hosting the Portal is to fulfil its remit of providing objective and independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System on issues of science and conservation affecting the management of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. SCAR will continue to build on earlier work to develop the Portal as the ‘go-to’ place for policy-relevant advice on Antarctic issues.
We are excited to have launched a ‘new look’ Portal website which has been redesigned to make it easier for users to find the information they want and to access additional resources. The Portal’s Information Summaries have also been designed to make them more user-friendly.

Please take a look at our new website

We are piloting new infographics to help convey the key messages of the Portal Information Summaries. Some examples can now be found at ’PortalGraphics’ - covering topics such as terrestrial non-native species, southern elephants seals, geothermal environments in Antarctica and microplastics in the Southern Ocean.

We also set up a portal mailing list for notifications about the Portal progress. Please subscribe here if you’d like to join. You can also follow the Portal on Facebook and our SCAR Twitter channel.

Please get involved !

The redesigned ‘content management plan’ sets out what new summaries are planned. If you are interested in contributing to the portal, please have a look at our Guidelines for Authors and get in contact with the Portal Editor.

SCAR will hold a webinar in December (in conjunction with Antarctica Day) to raise awareness of the Portal and explain how it works and how to get involved. More information on this will follow shortly.

We hope you enjoy the new website and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

With best wishes,
The Portal Management Team