Do we need to regulate drone use on Antarctica?

Different countries hold territorial claims over certain parts of the continent, but when it comes to the actual policy protecting Antarctica, this is where we look to international law.

A number of international treaties oversee the ways in which we protect the continent from human induced harm.

But one type of activity which has gained growing criticism from the conservationist community is the use of drone technologies.

Drone use is currently under a moratorium on the continent, but some Antarctica experts are beckoning the question ‘do we need to regulate drone use in Antarctica?’.


  • David Leary – Associate Professor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney.

Producer: Jake Morcom.

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