Polar Perspectives No. 10 | Is COVID-19 helping or hindering effective management of Antarctic tourism?
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Antarctic tourism, disrupting both travel to the continent and the governance of human activity in Antarctica. In Polar Perspectives No. 10, an international team of scholars presents (1) a summary of Antarctic tourism activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and (2) a SWOT analysis of the future challenges and opportunities COVID-19 poses for those operating in such a remote wilderness area.
About the Authors
Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more