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SCAR logo 2018 blue background webXXXVI SCAR Delegates' Meeting 2021

The XXXVI SCAR Delegates Meeting will be held online in a series of two-hour sessions over two weeks in March 2021.  The first week (Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th March) will discuss a change to the SCAR Articles of Association to enable online meetings to take place.

Date (2021) Meeting 1
Time (UTC) (click link to convert time zone)
Tuesday 16th March SCAR Articles of Association 9.00 – 11.00 am
Wednesday 17th March SCAR Articles of Association 19.00 - 21.00 pm
Thursday 18th March SCAR Articles of Association 9.00 – 11.00 am

If the changes to the SCAR Articles of Association are not approved by the Delegates, then the second meeting will not go ahead.

If the changes to the Articles are approved, then the second meeting will take place from Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th March, following the format below.

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Date (2021) Meeting 2 Time (UTC) (click link to convert time zone)
Monday 22nd March SCAR Urgent Business
(agenda items 1 to 3.4)
19.00 - 21.00 pm
Tuesday 23rd March SCAR Urgent Business:
(agenda items 4, 5, 3.5, and 6 to 8)
9.00 – 11.00 am
Wednesday 24th March SCAR Urgent Business:
(agenda items 4, 5, 12, 9 to 11 and 13 to 14.2)
19.00 - 21.00 pm
Thursday 25th March SCAR Urgent Business:
(agenda items 12 and 14.3 to 20)
9.00 – 11.00 am


Summary Agenda

Mandatory Matters for SCAR Continuation

1. Opening Business
1.1 Welcome
1.2 Adoption of the Agenda

2. SCAR Officers – Notification of Elections (CLOSED)
2.1 Notification of elections of President and two Vice-Presidents
2.2 Presentation of candidates for President
2.3 Short presentations by candidates for President

3. Finance (CLOSED)
3.1 Finance Report
3.2 Financial Statements for 2018 and 2019
3.3 Draft financial statement for 2020
3.4 Revised Budget for 2021
3.5 Revised Draft Budget for 2022, including applications for major meeting funds

4. SCAR Officers – Presidential Election (CLOSED)
4.1 Result of election for President

5. SCAR Officers –Vice Presidential Elections (CLOSED)
5.1 Notification of candidates for Vice President

6. Membership (CLOSED)
6.1 Application of Turkey for Full Membership
6.2 Application of the Czech Republic for Full Membership
6.3 Application of Mexico for Associate Membership

7. SCAR Science Groups
7.1 Report of SG Geosciences
7.2 Report of SG Life Sciences
7.3 Report of SG Physical Sciences

8. Humanities and Social Sciences
8.1 Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS)

9. SCAR and Policy Advice
9.1 Standing Committee on the ATS (SCATS), including interactions with the Treaty, CCAMLR, and other Treaty Parties

10. Proposals for 2024 OSC and XXXVIII SCAR Meetings
10.1 Bid from Chile to host SCAR 2024

11. SCAR Business (CLOSED)
11.1 Executive Director’s Report
11.2 Secretariat Report

12. SCAR Officers – Vice-Presidential Elections (CLOSED)
12.1 Result of election for Vice Presidents


Non-Mandatory Matters, but important

11. SCAR Business, continued (CLOSED)
11.3.  Executive Committee Report

13. Capacity Building, Education and Training
13.1 Capacity Building, Education and Training including future plans

14. New SCAR Research Programmes
14.1 INStabilities & Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT)
14.2 Integrated Science to Inform Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation (Ant-ICON)
14.3 Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimnow)

15. Data and Information
15.1 Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM)
15.2 Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)

16. SCAR 2012-2020 Scientific Research Programme Final Reports
16.1 Antarctic Climate Change in the 21st Century (AntClim21)
16.2 State of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntEco)
16.3 Antarctic Thresholds – Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation (AnT-ERA)
16.4 Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS)
16.5 Solid Earth Responses and Influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE)
16.6 Astronomy and Astrophysics in Antarctica (AAA), 2010-2018

17. Major Meetings
17.1 Plans for 2022 OSC and XXXVII SCAR Meetings in India
17.2.  Symposia Plans

18. Other Business
18.1 Any other business

19. Actions Arising
19.1 Summary of Action Items from the meeting

20. Closure of the Meeting