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Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM)

Data and information are valuable and irreplaceable resources. Proper management of data and information is not an “add-on” or an additional task; it is a fundamental aspect of modern science.

In the pursuit of various scientific objectives, it is often necessary to use data and information collected by scientists from many countries. SCAR recognizes the critical and essential importance of the stewardship of data and information within national and international programmes and its accessibility to all. 

SCAR has adopted a Data and Information Management Strategy (DIMS), developed by the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM), to ensure that the scientific user community has adequate access to data and information. 

The conduct of science in Antarctica is the cornerstone of the Antarctic Treaty System.

SCAR Data Policy

The SCAR data Policy is described in pdf SCAR Report 39 - 2011 June - SCAR Data Policy (307 KB) .