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.

If you live on this planet,
give Antarctica a chance!

This place is like the planet’s climate control center, and its waters are like a free buffet for fish from all over the world. It is also the only continent on Earth dedicated to peace and science. But here’s the scoop: Antarctica is in trouble. The ice is melting, the waters are warming, temperatures are rising and there’s too much fishing. Antarctica and all its cold species need our support more than ever.

Jóvenes adolescentes mujeres y hombres en concurso sobre escribir sobre antartica con lobro ganador

Who we are

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.

Jovenes mirando documental de antártica

Mision

Our mission is to promote awareness and action among young people in Latin America and around the world regarding Antarctica and the challenges associated with climate change, marine biodiversity, ocean conservation and sustainable management.

Jóvenes en evento de exposición arte sobre antártica

Vision

Our vision is to establish a global platform of reference for young people passionate about Antarctica, creating a virtual community where they can share experiences, knowledge and meaningful relationships. Our goal is to empower youth, helping them to become committed leaders in the preservation of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans.

Main Objectives

  1. Promote awareness among young people about the effects of climate change on Antarctica and the southern oceans.

  2. Education and Resources: Provide access to Antarctic experts and educational resources, including a virtual library and collaboration with organizations, schools and universities.

  3. Inspiration and Leadership: Inspire future leaders in Antarctic research and conservation by providing opportunities for active participation in virtual and face-to-face projects and activities.

Pillars of the platform

  1. We explore the effects of climate change, such as heat waves, flooding, ice melt and biodiversity loss, and how they impact Antarctica and the southern oceans.
  2. We investigate the connection between these two crucial ecosystems and how their preservation is interconnected. We provide educational resources and learning opportunities for schools and universities in Latin America.
  3. We promote ocean conservation, including the High Treaty 30×30 initiative, and the preservation of the southern oceans.
  4. We address plastic pollution in Antarctica and the southern oceans, and other aspects of human activity that affect these environments.
  5. We foster the exchange of knowledge and experiences among young people passionate about Antarctica, promoting sustainable governance and policy.
  6. We organize live events, talks and activities with experts on Antarctica and climate change.

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?

Coeditor junto con ASOC de Asuntos Antárticos (9 años), lobby gubernamental , actividades educativas y trabajo en el impacto ambiental.

Our vision

To be the key environmental organization in Latin America promoting the conservation of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans.

What we do

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

Colaboration

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