We have great challenges ahead of us. In the waters around Antarctica, there are huge amounts of krill, lanterns and squid, among other things. They are in turn food for the earth’s by far the largest concentration of marine mammals and seabirds. They are efficient ecosystems – but also fragile. sensitive to disturbances of climate change, over-fishing and pollution. Antarctica depends on us – and we on Antarctica. The future of these species concerns us all.
During the symposium, it was discussed, among other things, what is the basis for the Swedish presence in Antarctica and what the biggest challenges for sustainable management look like today. Invited lecturers also talked about how Swedish research contributes to ecosystem-based management of Antarctica.
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For the speech, Crown Princess Victoria was wearing her Stella McCartney Arlo shirt.