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SCAR XXXIV WP20: Report on SCADM (Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management)
Presentation: pdf Agenda Item 5.1 (167 KB)
Authors: Anton P. Van de Putte with support from SCADM members
Important Issues or Factors: Since 2014, SCADM has defined a new set of priorities for 2014-2016. These include:
The level of participation of countries is highly variable and the request for contact points from national committees/delegates has had a limited response.
Recommendations/Actions and Justification:
Budget Implications: SCADM is requesting $5000 a year, primarily to organize the annual meetings and to support SCADM members in attending these meetings. This budget is often used largely for the annual meetings (e.g. catering for the meeting, if this is not offered by the host). A budget increase ($2000) would allow dedicated funding for, e.g. a recurring data rescue grant sponsored by SCADM. Currently such grants are only possible on a biennial basis, depending on the spending for meeting logistics.