Andrii Fedchuk

Andrii Fedchuk Head of International Scientific & Technical Cooperation Department

Date of birth: Dec. 13, 1980


Since March, 2016: the Head of Scientific & Technical Information Department. Coordinates the interaction with the Antarctic Treaty System’s bodies and National Antarctic Programs as well. Appointed as a delegate from Ukraine at the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings. Develops analytical materials for government authorities on issues related to Ukraine’s activities in Antarctica and its participation in the Antarctic Treaty System.

2011 – 2016: Leading scientist at National Antarctic Scientific Center, NASC (Ukrainian Antarctic Program). A contact person in Ukraine responsible for the development of Ukraine policy regarding visits by tourists to Vernadsky station, and implementation the Visitors Site Guidelines for Base F (Wordie House), the Historic Site and Monument No.62.

2006 – 2011: International Co-operation Department officer. Charge in developing, coordinating and realization international agreements on scientific/technical co-operation with foreign Antarctic operators.

March-April 2008 – a trainee at the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Charge in proof-reading of the ATCM Recommendations and other ATS documents, as well as the preparation for the 31st Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (June 2-13, Kyiv, Ukraine).

 Academic DEGREE
2007Candidate of Sciences (equivalent to PhD) in Human Geography at the National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2003Master’s Degree in Human Geography, Management of International Tourism, Management in Education, Teaching; National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine.

Education Experience (teaching)
Assistant in Tourism Studies and Human Geography, National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Professional Societies:
Full member of the Ukrainian Geographical Society of the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine (since 2003).

 Research interests
Antarctic governance, environmental and and multi-used areas management (both in small and large-scale).

National Antarctic Scientific Center,
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Tarasa Shevchenka blvd., 16
01601 Kiev, Ukraine
Tel/fax: +38 044 246 38 80

List of relevant recent publications

 Journal articles:

  1. Fedchuk A. (2016). Antarctic environmental management: achievements and challenges (on the 25th anniversary of the Madrid Protocol). Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 15, pp. 228-242.

  2. Andrii Fedchuk (2013). The development of tourism at Faraday/Vernadsky station: changes in governance and visitor patterns. Polar Record, 49, pp. 286-290. doi:10.1017/S0032247412000599.

  1. Fedchuk A. (2012). The evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System: a structure and dynamics of the acts adopted for 1961-2011. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 10/11, pp. 406-427.

  2. Fedchuk A. (2010). Tourism development at Antarctic stations: the analyze of Consultative Parties’ positions and perspectives for Ukraine. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 9, pp.302-320.

  3. Fedchuk A. (2009). Structure of broad-scale management in the Vernadsky station area // Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 8, pp.307-319.


  1. Fedchuk A. (2017). The development of the Antarctic protected network: The potential for Akademik Vernadsky station area. Proceedings of the VІII International Antarctic Conference (May 16-18, 2017, Kyiv), p. 38.

  2. Kuzko O., Fedchuk A., Savchenko V. Development of the Antarctic protected areas: Mathematical forecast for 2020. Proceedings of XXXIV SCAR Open Science Conference 2016 “Antarctica in the Global Earth System: From the Poles to the Tropics”, Cambridge, p. 1018 – doi:10.5281/zenodo.162116.

  3. Fedchuk A. (2015). Prioritisation of issues in an multi-year strategic work plan for the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings. Proceedings of the VІI International Antarctic Conference (May 12-14, 2015, Kyiv), p. 20.

  4. Kuzko О.V., Savchenko V.V., Fedchuk А.P. (2013). Application of the Hierarchy Research Method for the Assessment of National Interests in Antarctica. Book of Abstracts: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Joint Workshop of the History EG and the Social Sciences AG (1-5 July, 2013, Cambridge, UK), p. 16.

  5. Fedchuk A. (2012). The Development of Antarctic Tourism: Implications of Multilevel Spatial Management. Proceedings of the 32nd International Geographical Congress, Cologne, pp. 226-227.

  6. Fedchuk A. (2012). Semi-centennial Antarctic Governance: Lessons Learned from the Antarctic Treaty System. Proceedings of the 32nd International Geographical Congress, Cologne, p.

  7. Kuzko O., Leonov M., Fedchuk A. (2012). The Ranking of Multiple Values in Antarctica. Proceedings of the International Polar Year Conference “From Knowledge to Action” (22-27 April, Montreal, Canada).

  8. Fedchuk A. (2011). Spatial governance of Antarctica: the development of the legal regime and Ukraine’s national interests. Proceedings of the International Conference “Territorial Identity and Geopolitics” (18-23 September 2011, Kyiv-Crimea). 40-42.

  9. Fedchuk A. (2011). Development of Human Activities in Antarctic Peninsula: A Focus on the Vernadsky area. Proceedings of the International Conference “Polar Worlds: Environmental and Social Sciences to Understand Observed Changes” (26-28 January 2011, Paris). p

  10. Fedchuk A. (2011). Polar Worlds: Environmental and Social Sciences to Understand Observed Changes. The Polar Journal, 1:2, pp. 311-312.

  11. Fedchuk A. (2010). Spatial management of human activities at a sub-regional scale in the Antarctic Peninsula. Proceedings of the International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference “Polar Science – Global Impact” (June 08-12, 2010, Oslo).

  12. Fedchuk A., Ligget D. (2010). Tourism as a tool of national policy in Antarctica. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Antarctic Politics (July 8-9, 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand).