SCAR Future Plans

SCAR Strategic Plan 2017-2022


2017 Strategic Plan cover lowres


Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. 2017. Strategic Plan 2017-2022: Connecting and Building Antarctic Research. ISBN: 978 0 948277 53 5. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.229139



Background to the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

A SCAR Strategic Plan is a forward-looking vision of what SCAR should do to achieve its mission, vision and goals.  It provides an internal and external overview of SCAR and is a framework and guide to conduct SCAR activities in the coming period.

The previous SCAR Strategic Plan 2011-2016 ended in late 2016.  The preparation of a new Strategic Plan for the period 2017+ was begun in 2015 to allow adequate preparation and discussion.  This culminated in a document presented to the SCAR Delegates at the XXXIV SCAR Meeting in Malaysia in August 2016, and the finished version being in place by the end of 2016.  The new Strategic Plan went into effect on 1 January 2017 and was published online on 4 January.

acrobatThe SCAR Strategic Plan 2017-2022 - paper submitted to the XXXIV SCAR Delegates Meeting, 2016

Background Documents and Links:

acrobatSCAR Strategic Plan 2011-2016

ICSU Strategic Plan 2012-2017

The SCAR Horizon Scan
Horizon Scan main conclusions - Polar research: six priorities for Antarctic science; Kennicutt, et al

acrobatPaper to the XXXIII SCAR Delegates Meeting (2014) on the next Strategic Plan (WP 27)

acrobatPaper to the XXXIII SCAR Delegates Meeting (2014) on the review of the SCAR Structure (WP 26)