SCAR Bulletin, No. 184, August 2013
Report of the Programme Planning Group Meeting, Modena, Italy, January 2012
A meeting was held in Modena to develop a strategic portfolio of, and explore linkages between, the next generation of SCAR Research Programmes (SRPs). An agenda is given in Appendix 1 and a list of attendees in Appendix 2. The meeting was held at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Appendix 3). A list of acronyms is included in Appendix 4.
The objective of this meeting was to plan how to present the SCAR Delegates with a coherent, linked package of new SRP programmes for approval. To do this the proposals need to be well developed, widely supported, and integrated.
After summarizing the main aims of the meeting and important dates, the first session outlined the state of play with regards to the proposals. All presentations focused on interactions with the other proposals, the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data management (SC-ADM), the Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SC-AGI), the Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System (SC- ATS) and other SCAR groups and programmes, as well as demonstrating how far advanced the proposals were. Issues that were considered included:
The second session focused on strategy. It took into consideration that:
Consideration was also given as to how, and by whom, the package should be presented to the SSG plenary and in particular to the Delegates.