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SCAR EXCOM 2013 WP25: Secretariat Report
SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
22-23 July 2013, Barcelona, Spain

SCAR EXCOM 2013 WP25: Secretariat Report

Working Paper 25
Agenda Item: 9.1
Deadline: 22 Jun 2013
Person Responsible: Mike S.

Executive Summary

Title:  Secretariat Report

Authors: M Sparrow, R Badhe

 Introduction/ Background:

Quarterly reports on Secretariat activity are produced for EXCOM and Delegates and are available from the SCAR website.

With only 2.5 permanent staff the Secretariat has a full workload. Temporary/ voluntary staff – such as interns - are used when necessary.

Important Issues or Factors:

Workload of the Secretariat is high with little or no option for taking on additional tasks. Part of the grant from the Tinker Foundation for the Horizon Scan activity will be used to hire a part time person to assist the EO with this activity.

The Aide Memoire with SPRI is due for renewal. A possible re-location of the Secretariat should be considered sometime in the future if it is felt this would bring additional benefits both the SCAR and the Secretariat.