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.
Current LoAs and MoUs
(Letters of Agreement and Memoranda of Understanding)
LoA between SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), signed 26 August 2016.
MoU between the Asian Forum for Polar Sciences (AFoPS), IASC and SCAR, signed 26 August 2016.
MoU between the European Polar Board (EPB), IASC and SCAR, signed 7 April 2014.
MoU between the International Permafrost Association (IPA), IASC and SCAR, signed 7 April 2014.
LoA between SCAR, IASC and the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), signed 16 April 2013.
MoU between the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), IASC and SCAR, signed 16 April 2013.
MoA between the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC), IASC and SCAR, signed 16 April 2013.
ACAP - Advisory Committee to the agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
AFoPS - Asian Forum for Polar Sciences
APECS - The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
ATS - Antarctic Treaty System
CCAMLR - Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CliC - Climate and Cryosphere Project
CLIVAR - Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability and Change
COMNAP - Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
EPB - European Polar Board
GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility
IACS - International Association of Cryospheric Sciences
IASC - International Arctic Science Committee
ICSU - International Council for Science
IGOS-P - Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership
IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
IPA - International Permafrost Association
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IWC - International Whaling Commission
PAGES - Past Global Changes (co-sponsor of IPICS - International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences)
SCOR - Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SCOSTEP - Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics
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UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
WCRP - World Climate Research Programme
WMO - World Meteorological Organisation