SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
30-31 July, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
SCAR EXCOM 2019 Paper 13: Report from Life Sciences Group
SCAR Life Sciences Group, 2018-19 Report
Agenda Item: 7
Person Responsible: Yan Ropert-Coudert
Report Authors: Yan Ropert-Coudert (France), Ian MacDonald (New Zealand) and Marc Shepanek (USA)
Following Davos, several workshops from several groups were held: an ISSA Long Term Ecological Research and Monitoring Workshop to which several nations participated and which had a strong involvement of ANTOS; IUCN workshop on Important Marine Mammal Areas; the Monaco Open Ocean Week; the Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean workshop. In the coming months, there will be several other meetings, including for the new AGs, Plastic and SKAG, involving early-career scientists in the process.
One major change was the re-allocation of 5000U$, initially planned for a BEPSII summer school, to two BEPSII workshops in 2019. Matching funds have been obtained from two groups (+60U$).
No specific recommendation to the Secretariat. We are still looking forward to seeing the new financial reporting system in action.