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Synthesis Report on the Environmental Impacts of Polar Research and Logistics in the Polar Regions

Elshout, P.; Chappellaz, J.; Gibéryen, T.; Hansen, C.; Jania, J.; Jones-Williams, K.; Nolan, J.; Reverdy, B.; Topp-Jørgensen, E.; Yılmaz, A.; Badhe, R.

Polar sciences are crucial to understand the effects of climate change. 6 out of 9 eco-tipping points identified by the IPCC are situated in the polar regions. Potential rising sea levels, altered weather patterns and changes in sea-currents are all connected to environmental change in the polar regions.
Although polar science is necessary to understand climate change, like any sector or industry, it is important to identify actions 
to reduce the impact of polar science on the environment. 

This synthesis report aims to define best practices in limiting the environmental impacts of polar research. It synthesises best practices from both polar regions on how to conduct polar research while limiting its impact. 

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