Dedicated to all things on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Report is an online portal published by Camino, a digital content and publishing company based in Auckland, New Zealand. The site showcases the hard science which underlines the importance of Antarctica as a bellwether of global climate change. It also highlights the continent's unique political status, as well as the exceptional demands its environment places on people and equipment, and the romantic allure for travellers and explorers as the least discovered continent on the planet.
The Antarctic Report was born out of the highly successful World Science Week, which brought together more than 2,000 of the world’s leading scientists, researchers and government science advisors for a series of international science summits in Auckland during August and September 2014. These major global gatherings included the 31st triennial General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the 6th biennial Open Science Conference of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
Camino, publishers of the Antarctic Report, was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Royal Society of New Zealand, to project manage the World Science Week series of public lectures involving eminent international scientists. The seminars were supported by both the University of Auckland and AUT University where the presentations were held.