United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Applications Open for Editor of Antarctic Environments Portal

The Antarctic Environments Portal (www.environments.aq) is a web-based resource that supports evidence-based management of Antarctica’s environment, by placing the best available scientific knowledge at the fingertips of Antarctic decision makers. 

There is a current call for applications for a new editor for the Antarctic Environments Portal. Follow the link for information about the position and how to apply. This is a part time (1-2 days/week) paid position that has flexible hours and work can be done remotely. 

The Portal supports the work of the Antarctic Treaty System – in particular the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP) – by providing peer reviewed, policy-relevant syntheses of key scientific topics, accompanied by simple infographics. The Portal’s outputs are unbiased and apolitical and aim to present information in an accessible form for a non-expert audience. 

Since 2020, the Portal has been hosted and managed by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR, www.scar.org), an independent non-governmental body recognized as a key provider of independent and scientific information and advice to the Antarctic Treaty Parties. The operation of the Portal is overseen by a Portal Management Board. An Assistant Editor at the SCAR Secretariat provides additional support. 

Application closing date: Sunday, 8 September 2024.