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SCAR EXCOM 2013 WP21: Report on Bipolar Issues
SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
22-23 July 2013, Barcelona, Spain

SCAR EXCOM 2013 WP21: Report on Bipolar Issues

Working Paper 21
Agenda Item: 4.1
Deadline: 22 May 2013
Person Responsible: Mike S.

Executive Summary

Title: Bipolar Issues

Authors: M Sparrow 

Introduction/ Background: In pursuit of its Vision and Mission, SCAR often forms partnerships as an efficient means to achieve its goals and objectives.  Our partnership with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is an example of a key partnership that both works efficiently and is mutually beneficial.

Important Issues or Factors: SCAR recently held a joint EXCOM meeting with IASC in Krakow, Poland April this year and re-signed jointly with IASC agreements with APECS, IACS and CliC (see WP22). It was decided that the Bipolar Action/Advisory Group was no longer required and that a joint workshop, convened every few years, would be sufficient to identify bipolar science needs.

Recommendations/Actions and Justification:  This paper summarises recent developments with regards SCAR’s partnership with IASC. The Delegates are asked to comment as appropriate.

Partners: IASC

Budget Implications: N/A