Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Dear Colleagues of the Antarctic Community,

With 2016 marking the 25th anniversary of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (Madrid Protocol), we would like to investigate how communication between scientists and policy makers could be enhanced, thereby improving our stewardship of Antarctica. With this aim in mind, we would like to invite you to participate in a brief online survey to investigate current engagement between Antarctic researchers and policy-makers. We anticipate that the outcomes of the survey will be used to inform the thinking of SCAR, Antarctic Treaty System Parties and other stakeholders.

The survey will take about 25 minutes to complete. We would kindly ask you to complete the survey within four weeks.
You can access the survey here:Antarctic-science-policy.

This work is associated with the Mini-Symposium “Linking Antarctic Science with environmental protection: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Madrid Protocol” of the SCAR Open Science Conference at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, August 2016), where issues of science-policy interactions will be discussed further. To obtain more information about the Mini-Symposium go to

Please forward this email to colleagues in your network. If you have any queries, or comments after taking the survey, please send them to Daniela Liggett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Gabriela Roldan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who are coordinating the survey in association with the University of Canterbury.

We greatly appreciate your help and participation in this research.

With thanks and very best wishes,

Daniela Liggett, José Xavier, Annick Wilmotte, Kevin Hughes and Gabriela Roldan

P.S. This research project has been reviewed and approved by the Human Ethics Committee of the University of Canterbury (Ref: HEC 2016/36/LR-PS).

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