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.


    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 ( we are committed to train 100,000 young leaders in the next 10 years.

    Will you join us in our dream?.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

Academic journals play a crucial role in Antarctic conservation. They are a platform for researchers to share their findings and knowledge with the scientific community and the public. By publishing their work in academic journals, researchers can contribute to the development of new knowledge and ideas that can help inform conservation efforts in Antarctica.

The Journal welcomes articles from all fields and disciplines, with special interest in research related to environmental conservation. Journal publications include, but are not limited to, regular articles and opinion pieces. All articles are open access and publication is free of charge.

Browse our library for more than 10 years of scholarly articles that have made history in the development of knowledge about Antarctica.

A major step in global collaboration

ANTARCTIC TREATY: The Antarctic Treaty, established in 1959, is an international agreement whose main objective is to guarantee the peaceful and scientific use of Antarctica, while preventing sovereignty disputes in this region. The treaty originated after twelve countries signed it in December 1959, after conducting scientific activities during the 1957-1958 International Geophysical Year in the Antarctic region.

This treaty, which entered into force in 1961, establishes the rules for the governance of the waters and lands south of the 60° parallel and involves 54 countries, with 12 of them being the original signatories. It is important to note that among the countries that signed the Antarctic Treaty are seven nations (Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Norway, New Zealand and the United Kingdom) that have territorial claims in Antarctica, some of which partially overlap. However, other countries make no claims in this region.

The Antarctic Treaty Secretariat has been headquartered in Buenos Aires since September 2004, and plays a crucial role in the administration and monitoring of this international agreement. In summary, the Antarctic Treaty is a fundamental instrument that regulates activity in Antarctica, promoting scientific cooperation and peace in this region.

Madrid Protocol on Environmental Protection: The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, in force since 1998, designates Antarctica as a natural reserve dedicated to peace and science. It contains principles to regulate human activities in the region and prohibits the exploitation of mineral resources unless for scientific purposes. It is often misunderstood that the Protocol takes effect in 2048, but this is incorrect. For the first 50 years (until 2048), it can only be amended by unanimous agreement of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties, and after this period, any Consultative Party can convene a conference to revise it. These agreements include the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals in 1972 and the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in 1980.

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR):

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) was created in 1982 through an international agreement for the purpose of preserving marine life and flora in the Antarctic region. This initiative arose in response to increased interest in the commercial exploitation of Antarctic krill, an essential component of the Antarctic ecosystem, and concerns about the historical over-exploitation of other marine resources in the Southern Ocean.

CCAMLR has held annual meetings in Hobart, Australia, since 1982. These meetings include the Commission (CCAMLR) and the Scientific Committee (SC-CAMLR) and are conducted in the four official languages of CCAMLR (English, French, Russian and Spanish), with simultaneous interpretation.

Latin American Antarctic Institutes

  • Instituto Antártico Chileno (INACH):
  • Instituto Antártico Argentino (IAA):
  • Instituto Antártico Uruguayo (IAU):
  • Programa Antártico Brasileño (PROANTAR)
  • Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE):
  • CCO – Programa Antártico Colombiano
  • El Instituto Antártico Peruano (INANPE)

These Latin American institutes and organizations play an important role in scientific research, environmental conservation and international cooperation in the Antarctic region, contributing to the knowledge and preservation of this fragile ecosystem.

Discover our work

Who are we?

Non-profit organization (2012) that promotes policies towards Antarctic conservation from a Latin American perspective.

Where do we come from?

10 years supporting public policies, educational activities and environmental impact work. Co-editor together with the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) of the journal “Antarctic Affairs”.

Our vision

To be a key environmental organization in Latin America that promotes the conservation of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

What we do

Policy advocacy, political lobbying, stakeholder engagement, civil society awareness and education.


In our commitment to promote the conservation of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans, we have a distinguished group of Partner Organizations and Advisors who contribute their experience and knowledge.

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

Dr. Rodolfo Werner

Senior Advisor, ASOC