HomeAboutActivitiesMapsPhotosPublicationsNews
 
Home >> Global Outlook for Ice and Snow >> Trends in Antarctic tourism
File type Download Size Language
.pdf .pdf Download 137 kb -
.png .png Download 38 kb -
.jpg .jpg Download 70 kb -
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal

Trends in Antarctic tourism

Year: 2007 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
Antarctic annual sea-ice extent is projected to decrease by 25 per cent by 2100, and this will bring easier access to the Antarctic continent by ship. This is likely to affect not only research, which is a main activity in a continent designated as a “natural reserve devoted to peace and science”, but also commercial activities, such as tourism. Tourism activities are expanding tremendously with the number of shipborne tourists increasing by 430 per cent in 14 years and land-based tourists by 757 per cent in 10 years. The majority of the seaborne voyages are to the Antarctic Peninsula region where the open sea condition in the summer season makes those voyages feasible and safer. Parallel to the growth in tourism is a substantial increase in tour ism vessels, some with large passenger capacities and without ice-strengthened hulls, such as the Golden Princess which has a capacity of 3700 persons, exceeding the estimated peak in personnel based in all Antarctic stations.
Views: 222     Downloads: 188     Rating: 3
Major glacier hazard locations
Mean snow-cover extent in the Northern Hemisphere 1966-2006
Sea ice concentration change over the 21st century as projected by climate models
Glacier changes on Nevado de Santa Isabel, Colombia
Projected winter temperature changes in the Arctic
Projected reduction in snow 2080-2100
Ice sheets, schematic illustration for Greenland and Antarctica
Ice avalanches of the Nevados Huascarán in Peru