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SCAR EXCOM 2005 15b: Implementation Plan of Subglacial Antarctic Lake Environments (SALE)
SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
4-7 July 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria

SCAR EXCOM 2005 15b: Implementation Plan of Subglacial Antarctic Lake Environments (SALE)

Paper: 15b
Agenda Item: 6.5
Deadline: 1 June
Person Responsible: Priscu

Introduction

The final revision of the Subglacial Antarctic Lake Environments (SALE) proposal was approved as a SCAR Scientific Research Program at the XXVIII SCAR Delegates Meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, October, 2004.

The first meeting of SALE was convened from 22 -23 April 2005 and a web site has been established (http://salepo.tamu.edu/scar_sale). Subject to SCAR Executive Committee approval of the membership roster, J Priscu and M Kennicutt II have agreed to continue as Convener and Secretary of SALE, respectively. The Secretary has also been assigned the duties of SALE Treasurer and maintainer of the SALE web site.

A recommended membership list has been provided to the SCAR Executive for consideration. The proposed SALE membership has been expanded from the SALEGOS members to include F Pattyn (Belgium) and C Mayer (Germany). Consideration of membership, balance, and national representation will be a standing agenda item for each SALE program meeting.

The SALE-Unified International Team for Exploration and Discovery (SALE- UNITED) Expression of Interest (EoI) has been identified as a potential “core program” by the ICSU/WMO joint Committee for the IPY 2007-2008. SALE- UNITED will work closely with SCAR SALE and assist in the coordination of SALE activities during the IPY 2007-2008.