Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammals (EG-BAMM)

Terms of Reference

The original Terms of Reference for EGBAMM, set out in 2008 at the XXX SCAR OSC in St Petersburg Russia, were:

a. To quantify the role of birds and marine mammals in the Antarctic marine and terrestrial ecosystems

b. To work with other components of SCAR towards a multidisciplinary synthesis of biophysical and biochemical coupling mechanisms in the Antarctic.

c. To collate and provide information on the status and trends of populations of specific species in the SCAR area of interest based on needs identified by SCAR or by the group.

d. To provide advice to ATS bodies and others as requested from time to time, as agreed by SCAR, and in collaboration with these bodies including the exchange of data.

e. Contribute to the conservation and management of Antarctic and subantarctic birds and mammals through the appropriate utilisation and interpretation of currently available scientific data.