Do people visit or work in antarctica?
Both actions occur on the Antarctic continent: people visit there and some people live and work there. Both actions are temporary.
There is no native or permanent population in Antarctica. People who live there, do so temporarily. They may be scientists or people who work in support of science. Their work there is the scientific study of the health of planet earth, according to the Antarctic Treaty. People visit Antarctica as tourists, and generally, they visit the warmer parts of the continent, specifically the Antarctic Peninsula.
There are many reasons why people visit Antarctica, and extreme tourism is the primary reason. People want to see its beauty, because it is a big place to go and one probably goes there once in a lifetime. People live and work in Antarctica on a temporary basis in pursuit of scientific research for the health of planet earth.
The only people who visit or work on antarctica are scientists and people like that. Actually, many people visit Antarctica to see and learn about the ecology of the continent. So many so, that there is a proposed revision to the International Treaty on Antarctica that would limit such visits, particularly by cruise ships. Such limits are proposed to be no ships with a capacity of more than 500 people, and no more than 100…