SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
30-31 July, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
SCAR EXCOM 2019 Paper 19: Report from SCATS
Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System (SCATS), 2018-19 Report
Agenda Item: 10
Person Responsible: Aleks Terauds
Report Author: Aleks Terauds (Australia)
Since the last Delegates Meeting, the SCAR Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System (SC-ATS) continued to focus on the provision of advice to the Antarctic Treaty System and engaged in a range of international activities that enhanced SCAR’s reputation as a provider of independent and scientific advice and as a leader in Antarctic science. These activities have included: active participation in the 2018 CCAMLR Meetings; a workshop on Antarctic Tourism in 2019; the 2019 CEP/ATCM meetings; the development and support of one major international workshop; maintaining an active and influential role in the Antarctic Environments Portal; and direct involvement in a diverse range of research projects.
SC-ATS continues to energetically pursue the development of new policy-relevant advice through active engagement with international scientists and policy makers. To help achieve this, SC-ATS is continually working on developing ideas to underpin future international initiatives.