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

SCAR XXXII IP09: The SCAR Products

Information Paper: 9
Agenda Item: 6.3
Posted/Revised: June 1
Person Responsible: Sparrow

Executive Summary

Title: The SCAR Products

Authors: M. Sparrow and Product leaders

Introduction/ Background:

For the benefit of SCAR scientists and the wider community (including the Committee for Environmental Protection), SCAR provides several products that support the work of SCAR scientists but are also made widely available to others. These products provide scientific information in a form that is useful to scientists and others, for example providing meteorological data (Met-READER) or biodiversity data (e.g. SCAR MarBIN) in a more easily usable format or providing access to information on bathymetry in the Southern Ocean (IBCSO).

An internal review of the SCAR Products was carried out last year in light of concerns that many of the products were not being regularly updated. Many of the Products have been modified to take into account the recommendations (led by the Executive Director with input from both SCADM and SCAGI). A paper was produced for the Committee on Environmental Protection (CEP), who had requested information on SCAR products that would useful for the deliberations of this body. The information on the SCAR website has also been updated in light of this.