Agenda Antártica

Welcome - Thank you for joining us in the conservation of the world's largest nature sanctuary!

When many initiatives are still too few!
What are we doing?

  • An important initiative for the future of the Planet - your help counts!

    Marine Protected Areas

    Antarctica's Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a testament to the world's efforts to preserve one of the last pristine areas on Earth. Encompassing vast expanses of the Southern Ocean surrounding the Antarctic continent, these protected areas are critical to safeguarding the unique and fragile ecosystems that thrive in this remote and inhospitable environment.

  • BECAUSE WE ARE BORROWING THE PLANET FROM FUTURE GENERATIONS

    Youth for Antarctica

    We are young people with an Antarctic vocation with the mission to contribute to global conservation efforts to protect Antarctica and the Southern Oceans, from a Latin American perspective.

    In partnership with global leaders in motivating change such as Linda Cruse (www.lindacruse.com) we are committed to train 100,000 young leaders in the next 10 years.

    Will you join us in our dream?.

  • CAMPAIGN TO MAKE ANTARCTICA WHITE AGAIN

    Microplastics in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

    Antarctica is traditionally known for its white landscapes on world maps. But now, this is changing. The continent has become contaminated with microplastics.

    In collaboration with Graham Bartram, we have reimagined the Antarctic flag to represent its current reality, characterized by microplastic pollution.

    Join us in calling on the global community to combat plastic pollution by passing a comprehensive Global Plastics Treaty.

    During the COP28 climate change summit in Dubai we launched the joint work to bring back the iconic white color to Antarctica.

  • THERE ARE OPTIONS FOR A CLEANER WORLD; LET'S GO FOR THEM!

    Renewable Energies

    By 2021, only 29 Antarctic Bases have incorporated renewable energy sources into their energy systems, but only one permanent station and four summer stations use renewable energy to cover more than 50% of their energy needs.

  • SHARING AND COLLABORATING IS THE WAY - A COLLABORATION TOOL

    Journal of Antarctic Affairs

    The Journal of Antarctic Affairs is the academic publication of the Antarctic Agenda Foundation and the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC). Its aim is to publish multidisciplinary research on policy, environment, technology, culture and economics in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region. The Journal is published once a year in both English and Spanish (the only bilingual journal in these languages globally).

    The Antarctic continent is the best example of international cooperation and we have been doing our bit since 2014.

  • THE FASCINATION FOR THIS INCREDIBLE WORLD NEVER ENDS.

    Did you know that...?

    The Antarctic Peninsula stands out as one of the major hotspots of accelerated warming in the Southern Hemisphere. As the ocean warms and sea ice melts rapidly, it triggers a cascade of ecosystem-wide impacts. This place is changing faster than most points south, and it's shaking things up as waters warm and sea ice becomes scarce.

OUR MISSION

Our team

Passion – Talent and Commitment

Our agreement: “Doing good, having fun and doing it very well”.

Ji Lee

Youth and Next Generations

Laura Unzueta

Youth Program Leader

Olivia Nazar Anchorena

Strategic Design & New Technologies

Our Advisors

Karen Rauch

Campaigner and our lighthouse in Chile

Victor Castillejo / Onetech

Technology

Santiago Nonzioli

Logistics and software expert

About us

  • NGO founded in 2012 with the mission to contribute to global conservation efforts to protect Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, taking advantage of a Latin American regional perspective.
  • Member of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), an umbrella organization with observer status in the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS).
  • Editor of the Journal of Antarctic Affairs since 2014 (antarticaaffairs.com).

Our activities

Contributing to work towards the management of Antarctic krill fisheries and the establishment of a marine protected area on the Antarctic Peninsula Domain 1

Government Relations. Trusted advisor to several Latin American Advisory Parties. Areas of Influence, Governments and Academia

Technical Seminars, Workshops, Briefings, TEDX Talks. Social Networking. + of 5O.OOO thousand followers on FaceBook.

Collaborate in articles on Sustainability of Antarctic Scientific Bases.Editor of the Journal of Antarctic Affairs (ISSN) since 2014 in collaboration with ASOC.

Our projects in progress

Marine Protected Areas: Political support for the creation of the Marine Protected Area around the Antarctic Peninsula (D1 proposed jointly by Argentina and Chile).

Sustainable Bases: Public-Private Sector Effort to Develop Best Sustainability Practices/ Guidelines for the Management of Antarctic Research Stations.

Antarctica Virtual Destination: Platform and activities for educational and conservation purposes.

Conservation and Corporate Responsibility: Working together with leading companies in sustainability for educational and social participation purposes.

Climate Change and Blue Finance: Analysis of how to leverage existing financial tools and initiatives for the benefit of Antarctic conservation.

What do we do? The challenges we address

Contribute to the conservation of the Antarctic continent and the Southern Ocean ecosystem through the execution of professional non-profit projects in the areas of:

Climate change and environmental impact

Biodiversity conservation

Social and governance issues

How do we do it?

We conceive our non-profit activity as a series of specific professional projects. With a clear set of objectives, processes, reporting and evaluations, following project management best practices, within a set budget and time frame. Reporting results and learning to stakeholders and donors is central to our organizational culture.

Our skill set

About Agenda Antártica

Discover our work

The antarctic peninsula | national geographic pristine seas.

"Expedition Cousteau 2022" to Antarctica: environmental awareness not to be too late

“On the vital importance of saving antarctic krill"

Rodolfo Werner
TEDxArchivorum 

Renewables in Antarctica: an assessment of progress to decarbonize the energy matrix of research facilities.

Antarctica's protection is now

Rodolfo Werner
TEDxBariloche

Together, we have the power to influence the future for Antarctica and for humanity as a whole. “The creation of marine protected areas is very important because the first thing it does is protect the overall biodiversity of a place (…). By removing the stress effect caused by fishing from these areas, it allows the ecosystem, through its natural resilience, to confront the impact of climate change.” 

Dr. Rodolfo Werner

OUR ECOSYSTEM

We'd be lost in the vast Antarctic wilderness without our amazing partners