Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


The focus of the paper is the feasible exploitation of the Antarctic offshore oil and the environmental consequences that this fact could have to the whole ecosystem of the Southern Ocean and for other ecosystems of neighboring regions, e.g. the South East Pacific basin. The legal implications that have to do with the exploitation of the Antarctic oil and the regulations that could be applied to preserve the environment are examined.