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SCAR XXXV Delegates Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 25-26 June 2018
SCAR XXXV Paper 41: SCAR Member Reports and their Future
Agenda Item: 9.2.
Person Responsible: S Chown
Steven L Chown (Australia)
SCAR currently requests reports from its Members on an annual basis, providing information on activities, science being undertaken and outcomes, and on involvement of their scientists in SCAR activities. With some notable exceptions, Members routinely do not provide reports in response to the requests. The response rate has also been declining. Thirteen reports were received in 2016, four in 2017, and one has been received to date for 2018.
The Delegates consider the proposal that the annual reports from Members be discontinued and their content subsumed within the general news feed of SCAR, and that Members alert the Secretariat to important news from their programs in a timely manner as they see fit.
Summary Budget 2017 to 2020
No direct financial implications, but a reduction in workload for the SCAR Secretariat in sending out requests and reminders will increase Secretariat time available for other work.
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