Advancing knowledge regarding human impacts in Polar Regions for improved management and protection

The Southern Ocean Persistent Organic Pollutants Program (SOPOPP) is based within Griffith University's Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI).

Our scientific focus is understanding the transport mechanisms of Persistent Organic Pollutants to Polar regions; the behaviour of these chemicals once incorporated into high latitude environments, and ultimately; their impact on Polar biota and ecosystems.

The Southern Ocean Persistent Organic Pollutants Program leads national and international research projects spanning the spectrum from; facilitation of federal chemical policy obligations within the Antarctic region, to pure research into species-specific physiology and climate change research.

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Our team

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