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SCAR XXXIV WP24: Report of the SCAR Delegation to XXXIX ATCM and XIX CEP
XXXIV SCAR Delegates Meeting
29 - 30 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SCAR XXXIV WP24: Report of the SCAR Delegation to XXXIX ATCM and XIX CEP

Working Paper: 24
Agenda Item: 7.2
Posted/Revised: 2 Aug 2016

Presentation:  pdf Agenda Item 7.2 (467 KB)

Executive Summary:

Authors: Aleks Terauds (SC-ATS), Jerónimo López-Martínez (SCAR President)

Important Issues or Factors:

SCAR submitted two Working Papers, six Information Papers and two Background Papers to CEP XIX, some of which were also presented to the ATCM. The WPs included the SCAR Code of Conduct for Activity in Terrestrial Geothermal Environments in Antarctica, which was endorsed by Resolution at Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XXXIX. The SCAR Lecture, presented by SCAR President Jerónimo López-Martínez, was on ‘Exploring the future of scientific research in Antarctica’ and very well received. Leading up to the ATCM, SCAR also provided input to intersessional discussions, including the review of the CEP Non-native Species Manual. SCAR also attended the joint CEP/SC-CAMLR Workshop on Climate Change and Monitoring preceding CEP XIX and participated in the 25th Anniversary of the Protocol Symposium through a presentation by Aleks Terauds.

Recommendations/Actions and Justification:

We ask that the Delegates recognise the active involvement of SCAR in the CEP, ATCM and associated discussions and note the high regard with which SCAR, and the advice that it provides, is held by the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties. SC-ATS will continue to coordinate and facilitate the agreements and commitments made at the most recent meetings, and asks that the Delegates continue to support these activities.

Budget Implications:

To continue to carry out these activities, and complete our ongoing agreements and commitments, we ask that SC-ATS funding is maintained at $20K per annum + support for CEP/ATCM Travel.