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 biota in changing Polar ecosystems.

SOPOPP oversees the Humpback Whale Sentinel Program (HWSP), a long-term, circum-Antarctic biomonitoring system for surveillance of the Antarctic sea-ice ecosystem.

Our research

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Our team

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