Organisation of SCAR

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Acronym definitions and links to subsidiary groups

AAA Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica
ACA Antarctic Clouds and Aerosols
ACCE Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment Advisory Group (incorporates PCPBEA)
Acidification Southern Ocean Acidification
ADMAP Antarctic Digital Magnetic Anomaly Project
AntClim21 Antarctic Climate in the 21st Century (incorporates ITASE)
AntEco State of the Antarctic Ecosystem
AnT-ERA Antarctic Thresholds - Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation
ANTOS Antarctic Near-shore and Terrestrial Observing System
ANTPAS Antarctic Permafrost, Soils and Periglacial Environments
AntVolc Antarctic Volcanism
ASPeCt Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate 
CBET Capacity Building, Education and Training Advisory Group
CGG Connecting Geophysics with Geology
  Development Council
EG-ABI Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (incorporates AntaBIF and MarBIN)
EG-BAMM Birds and Marine Mammals
EG-CPR Continuous Plankton Recorder
GeoMap Geological Mapping Update of Antarctica
GIANT Geodetic Infrastructure of Antarctica
GRAPE GNSS Research and Application for Polar Environment and Weather and Space Weather Forecast (incorporates GWSWF)
HASSEG Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group
History History Expert Group
IBCSO International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean
ICED Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics
IPICS International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (supported by PAGES and IACS)
ISMASS Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level (co-sponsored by IASC and CliC)
ISSA Integrated Science for the Sub-Antarctic
ITASE International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (part of AntClim21)
JEGHBM Joint Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine (Joint Expert Group with COMNAP)
OpMet Operational Meteorology in the Antarctic
PACT Polar Atmospheric Chemistry at the Tropopause
PAIS Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics
Remote Sensing Remote Sensing methodology used to promote new research
SCADM Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management
SCAGI Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information
SCATS Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System
SSG Standing Scientific Groups
SERAnt Sun-Earth Relationships and Antarctica
SERCE Solid Earth Response and Cryospheric Evolution
SnowAnt Snow in Antarctica
SOOS Southern Ocean Observing System (co-sponsored by SCOR)
SORP CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel

Partner organisations which co-sponsor or support groups

CliC Climate and Cryosphere Project of the WCRP (World Climate Research Programme)

Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability and Change Project of the WCRP (World Climate Research Programme)

COMNAP Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
IACS International Association of Cryospheric Sciences
IASC International Arctic Science Committee
IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
PAGES Past Global Changes
SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research