Flashcards in Antarctic Treaty Deck (11)
When was it signed?
1st December 1959 by 12 nations
Where does the treaty apply too?
south of 60 degrees south latitude
What does it say Antarctica should be used for?
peaceful purposes and military activities are banned
What does it guarantee?
continued freedom of scientific research
What does it promote?
international scientific cooperation
What does it prohibit?
nuclear explosions and disposal of radioactive waste
How many people are signed up too the treaty?
Regular meetings to discuss?
-protection of environment
-conservation of plants/animals
-preservation of historic sites
-management of tourism
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research coordinates programmes and scientific cooperation
Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs compromises the heads of each of the national Antarctic operating agencies and meets annually to exchange information