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The value of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystem services

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Antarctica and the Southern Ocean provide numerous ecosystem services that benefit people globally, but many are ‘invisible’ to markets and to some decision makers. A subset of these services — Antarctic tourism, commercial fisheries, and a suite of inter-related regulating services — are conservatively valued at ~US $180 billion annually, highlighting their importance.

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This article stems from a workshop held at the University of Tasmania from 25 May to 2 June, 2023. It was supported by the University’s College of Business and Economics, Centre for Marine Socioecology, and Antarctic and Southern Ocean Mission Integrator. The article was also supported by the Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative, Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (Project Number SR200100008).

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Stoeckl, N., Adams, V., Baird, R. et al. The value of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystem services. Nat Rev Earth Environ 5, 153–155 (2024).

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