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SCAR XXXII WP22: Report of the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM)
Title: SCADM Report
Authors: T De Bruin
Introduction/ Background: The Antarctic Treaty (section III.1.c) says, "Scientific observations and results from Antarctica shall be exchanged and made freely available."
The Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SC-ADM) helps facilitate co-operation between scientists and nations with regard to scientific data. It advises on the development of the Antarctic Data Directory System and played a major role in the International Polar Year data system (IPYDIS).
Members of SC-ADM are usually managers of the National Antarctic Data Centres or a relevant national contact.
Important Issues or Factors: SC-ADM's responsibilities include:
Reporting to SCAR on Antarctic data management issues
Partners: SCAGI, WDS, all SCAR SSGs, SCs etc.
Budget Implications: $5000 a year for SCADM and $10000 a year for the Global Change Master Directory