COMNAP 2024 and ATCM 2024

COMNAP is an International association, established in 1988, that brings together National Antarctic Programmes, which are the national agencies responsible for planning and conducting Antarctic operations in support of science. COMNAP’s purpose is to “Develop and promote best practice in managing the support of scientific research in Antarctica”.

The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs  Annual General Meeting (AGM) 36 will take place at the San Martín Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 14 to 16 August 2024. Registration is open to COMNAP Members, Observers and invited Experts and will close on 10 July. 

COMNAP is one of the three permanent Observer Organisations to the annual ATCM, along the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).

The past two  Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM), the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP) have been held in Finland (2023) and in India (2024).
46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting – Twenty-sixth Meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection.   Kochi, India – 20 May 2024 – 30 May 2024.
The 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting was held with an overarching theme of Tasudhaiva Kutumbakam a Sanskrit phrase which means one Earth, one Family, one Future. This resonates deeply with the Antarctic Treaty System, promoting peace, scientific cooperation. and preservation of Antarctica for mankind.
ATCM 46 – CEP 26 (

45th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting – Twenty-fifth Meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection. Helsinki, Finland – 29 May 2023 – 8 Jun 2023

The next ATCM (ATCM 47) will be hosted by Italy in 2025.