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Antarctic Science and Policy Advice in a Changing World:
SCAR Strategic Plan 2011-2016
|"If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo.
Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater;
the only place on Earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it."
Andrew Denton (1960 –present)
The study of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and their role in the Earth system, has never been more important as the region experiences change that has global implications. The Antarctic region is a "natural laboratory" for scientific research of importance in its own right and impossible to achieve elsewhere on the planet. SCAR's strategic vision is for a world where the science of the Antarctic region benefits all, excellence in science is valued and scientific knowledge informs policy. SCAR's mission is to be the leading non-governmental, international facilitator and advocate of research in and from the Antarctic region, to provide objective and authoritative scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty and others, and to bring emerging issues to the attention of policy makers.
Supporting documentation used in the development of the Strategic Plan 2011-2016
- Scientific Committee On Antarctic Research: A Decade Of Progress; New Challenges Ahead:
Report of the 2009 SCAR Review Group
The Strategic Plan
Data and Information Management
Capacity Building, Education and Training
Organization and Management Resources
Momentum and Continuity