Ecosystem monitoring and management - Summary of papers presented at the third meeting of the scientific committee
This paper is an attempt to summarise and identify agreement of points raised in a number of scientific papers on ecosystem management presented for the consideration of the Scientific Committee at its first three meetings. All points are collated according to the following major questions:
- Interpretation of the objectives of the Convention;
- General concept of Antarctic Ecosystem;
- Present state and existing trends in the ecosystem;
- Management approaches;
- Indicator species monitoring;
- Plan of action.