Expert Group on Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE)

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference of the group are to:

  • Coordinate research across SCAR on past and potential future climate change over the Antarctic continent and in the Southern Ocean and potential impact on the biota;
  • Advise the SCAR Delegates on areas where research is needed;
  • Work with SCADM to provide advice to SCAR groups who require access to climate data;
  • Lead the preparation of the annual report to the ATCM on recent advances in climate-related research relevant to the Antarctic, including scientific advice relevant to the recommendations arising from the Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts on Climate Change and Implications for Antarctic Management and Governance;
  • Prepare updates and supplements to the Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (2009) report as necessary;
  • Advise on the involvement of SCAR with bodies such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on matters relevant to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean;
  • Liaise with CCAMLR on matters relevant to climate and the biosphere.