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XXXII SCAR Delegates Meeting
23-25 July 2012, Portland Oregon, USA

SCAR XXXII WP08: Proposal for a new SRP: Antarctic Thresholds – Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation (AnT-ERA)

Working Paper 8
Agenda Item: 5.1.3
Posted/Revised: June 1
Person Responsible: Gutt

Executive Summary

Title: Proposal for a new SRP: Antarctic Thresholds - Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation (AnT-ERA)

Authors:  Julian Gutt

Introduction/ Background:

SCAR Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs) are transformative scientific initiatives that address compelling issues and emerging frontiers in Antarctic or Southern Ocean science of regional and global importance. SRPs are SCAR’s highest level of investment in science. SRPs advance scientific questions that are expected to require sustained efforts by international teams of scientists and researchers for six to eight years.

Recommendations/Actions and Justification:  

The SCAR Delegates are requested to evaluate the proposals. Comments received from external reviews and the SCAR SSGs and Standing Committees should be considered.

Expected Benefits/Outcomes:  A strong next generation of SRPs will help ensure SCAR is at the forefront of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science.

Partners: Each proposed SRP links with the other proposed SRPs as well as other SCAR groups and external partners – see individual proposals for details.

Budget Implications: $20,000 a year