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- Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment
- Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs) and Programme Planning Groups (PPGs) (the next generation of SRPs)
- Chief Officers' Meetings and Cross-SSG Linkages Workshops
- Data and Information
- Social Sciences Action Group - Values in Antarctica (VIA)
- Membership of SCAR Subsidiary Bodies (as at November 2012)
- SCAR Products
- Science Partnerships
- Developing Observing Systems
- Interactions with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
SCAR's Standing Scientific Groups are responsible for:
- Sharing information on disciplinary scientific research being conducted by national Antarctic programmes;
- Identifying research areas or fields where current research is lacking;
- Coordinating proposals for future research by national Antarctic programmes to achieve maximum scientific and logistic effectiveness;
- Identifying research areas or fields that might be best investigated by a SCAR Scientific Research Programme and establishing Scientific Programme Planning Groups to develop formal proposals to the Executive Committee;
- Establishing Action and Expert Groups to address specific research topics within the discipline.
The three Standing Scientific Groups are:
- Standing Scientific Group on GeoSciences
- Standing Scientific Group on Life Sciences
- Standing Scientific Group on Physical Sciences
The main focus of SCAR's international scientific coordination is on the Scientific Research Programmes. If you wish to contribute to any one of these programmes, please contact the relevant Chief Officers of the SRP, by following the links below, or contact the SCAR Secretariat.
- Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica (AAA)
- State of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntEco)
- Antarctic Thresholds - Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation (AnT-ERA)
- Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA) (ending 2013)
- Antarctic Climate Change in the 21st Century (AntClim21; formerly PACE)
- Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS)
- Solid Earth Responses and influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE)
Ended in 2010:
- Interhemispheric Conjugacy Effects in Solar-Terrestrial and Aeronomy Research (ICESTAR)
- Subglacial Antarctic Lake Environments (SALE)
The management of Data and Information on behalf of SCAR's scientific community is carried out by the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM), the Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SC-AGI) and the SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network (SCAR-MarBIN).
SCADM and SCAGI hold their first joint meeting, Trippenhuis, Amsterdam, 6-10 September 2009
|(L to R) SCAGI Chief Officer Henk Brolsma, SCADM Deputy Chief Officer Helen Campbell, and SCADM Chief Officer Kim Finney, listening to the representative of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Martijn Los.||
- SCAR Data Policy
- Minutes of joint SCADM/SCAGI meeting, 7-9 September 2009, in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Data and Information Management Strategy (DIMS), 2009-2013
- Polar Information Commons (PIC) flyer
- Antarctic Data Management poster (1.7 MB)
Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM)
- SCADM is responsible for the Antarctic Data Directory System, centred on:
Contacts: Taco de Bruin (email@example.com) and Bruno Danis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Deputy Chief Officers (and acting Joint Chief Officers)
- SC-AGI was established in 2006. Please see list of SC-AGI Members. SC-AGI is responsible for several initiatives:
- Antarctic Digital Database (ADD)
- Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica
- Antarctic Map Catalogue
- King George Island maps
At the SC-AGI Meeting in Amsterdam, September 2009, Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Roberto Cervellati and Chiara Ramorino for their long service to SC-AGI and, in particular, their extensive work on the compilation of the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica since its inception in 1992. The certificates were presented by Henk Brolsma, Chief Officer of SC-AGI. Roberto Cervellati holding his Certificate of Appreciation,
with Henk Brolsma.
Chiara Ramorino, with Henk Brolsma, after receiving her Certificate of Appreciation.
Contacts: Adrian Fox (email@example.com) and Jean-Yves Pirlot (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network (SCAR-MarBIN)
- The SCAR-MarBIN project is the data management component of the Circum Antarctic Census of Marine Life (CAML).
Contacts: Bruno Danis (email@example.com) and Claude De Broyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)