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SCAR EXCOM 2011 WP23: Capacity Building, Education and Training (CBET) Plans
SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
18-19 July 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland

SCAR EXCOM 2011 WP23: Capacity Building, Education and Training (CBET) Plans

Working Paper 23
Agenda Item: 6
Deadline: May 9
Person Responsible: Renuka

Executive Summary

Title: CBET activities
Authors: R Badhe, R Ravindra
Relevant URLs or references to other reports: (updated)

Introduction/ Background: SCAR is committed to developing scientific capacity in all SCAR Members, assisting students, early career scientists, underrepresented groups, and emerging Antarctic programs to participate in Antarctic research. SCAR promotes and facilitates the incorporation of Antarctic science into all levels of education.

Important Issues or Factors: The CBET committee has been active and working on CBET and related issues. It is proposed a Visiting Professor scheme will be launched in 2011/12.

Recommendations/Actions and Justification: Continued support of both SCAR and national CBET activities is encouraged by all SCAR members.

Expected Benefits/Outcomes: Increased Capacity in SCAR Member countries and early career scientists and students.

Partners: Association of Early Career Scientists, ICSU, COMNAP, International Arctic Science Committee, International Polar Foundation, and others.

Budget Implications: The budgeted amount is supplemented with voluntary contributions. The initial allocations were:


Current allocation for 2011 (Delegates 2010) USD

Suggested allocation for 2011 USD




SCAR Visiting Professor


10,000 (Indian Contribution)

Early careers scientist support and general



SCAR Secondment



SCAR has been successful in obtaining external grants to support CBET activities, for example, in 2010, 30,000 Euros from ICSU "Education and Outreach Lessons from IPY" with APECS, IASC and IPY office; $30,000 in travel grants from the Tinker Foundation to help Latin American scientists attend the Oslo 2010 IPY Conference, and management of the Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica.