Strategic Insights 34

Frozen assets: Securing Australia’s Antarctic future

This report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute outlines the key issues that will shape our approach to Antarctica. These include challenges to Australia’s territorial claim, resource exploitation, illegal fishing, the direct effects of climate change, increased tourists, and the potential for bio-prospecting and iceberg harvesting industries developing.

By Anthony Bergin, Director of Research Programs for ASPI and Marcus Haward, Program Leader, Policy Program, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.


Authorised by the CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre October 2019.

The ACE CRC was established and supported under the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Program.

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