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Standing Scientific Groups

SCAR's Standing Scientific Groups are responsible for:

The three Standing Scientific Groups are:

Reports of SSG Chief Officers Meetings

Cross-SSG Linkages Meetings


Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs)

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.

Ended 2013:

Ended 2012:

Ended in 2010:


Data and Information Management

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

SCADM and SCAGI Chief Officers listen to presentation by Martijn Los SCADM-SCAGI Meeting participants
(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.
  • SCADM-SCAGI meeting participants; with Kim Finney,
    SCADM Chief Officer, in the left foreground.

Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM)

Contacts: Taco de Bruin (taco.de.bruin@nioz.nl) and Bruno Danis (bruno.danis@ulb.ac.be), Deputy Chief Officers (and acting Joint Chief Officers)


Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SC-AGI)

Contacts: Adrian Fox (ajfo@bas.ac.uk) and Jean-Yves Pirlot (jyp@ngi.be).


SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network (SCAR-MarBIN)

Contacts: Bruno Danis (bruno.danis@ulb.ac.be) and Claude De Broyer (claude.debroyer@scarmarbin.be)