Partnerships with organisations with complementary skills, technologies and interests bring added value to SCAR’s activities. SCAR partners with ICSU bodies, advisory bodies to the Antarctic Treaty System, organisations with a polar mission, and global programmes with polar interests. Partnerships support SCAR’s goals to provide authoritative scientific advice to policy makers, expand its advisory sphere of influence on global issues, develop the capacity of students and early career scientists, and encourage cooperation with Arctic counterparts.
In April 2014, during the Council Meeting of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) in Finland, a new Memorandum of Understanding between the European Polar Board, IASC and SCAR was signed by the SCAR President, and the Memorandum of Understanding between the International Permafrost Association, IASC and SCAR was renewed.
For MoUs and agreements that are currently in force, see the Partnership Agreements page.