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Department of the Environment and Heritage Annual Report 2003-04

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004
ISSN 1441 9335

Review of performance: Outcome 2 - Antarctica

Australia's interests in Antarctica are advanced

Progress towards Outcome 2

This section summarises overall progress towards Outcome 2.

Influencing the Antarctic Treaty System

The Department takes the lead on issues of concern to Australia and develops initiatives for international consideration. It supports Australia's compliance with the requirements of the Antarctic Treaty System and cooperation with Antarctic Treaty partners. During 2003-04:

Protecting the Antarctic environment

The Department minimises the human impacts of current activities, repairs past work sites, and undertakes research to ensure Antarctic resource management is based on sound scientific principles. During 2003-04:

Understanding the global climate system

Through Australia's Antarctic science programme, the Department is advancing understanding of Antarctica's role in the global climate system and contributes data to the world's climate research and meteorological communities. During 2003-04:

Undertaking practical and significant scientific research

The Department provides data and support for Australian and international collaborators and conducts physical, biological and medical research. During 2003-04:

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