XXXIV SCAR Delegates Meeting

29 - 31 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Presentations for the XXXIV SCAR Delegates' Meeting 2016

Presentations that are available are linked to the titles. 

Agenda Item Title Speaker/Chair Papers

 

1

 

 Opening Business

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

1.1

 

Welcome, including introduction of New Executive Director and Executive Officer

 

J López-Martínez and A Abu Samah  

 

1.2

 

Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable

 

J Baeseman WPs 1, 2, 3 
[Download Paper 1]
[Download Paper 2]
[Download Paper 3]
 

 

In accordance with the SCAR Rules of Procedure, Delegates of Associate Members and Observers were asked to leave during Session 2, on the admittance of new members. 

Please note that Session 3 was also closed to Observers.

 

   

 

2

 

Membership (CLOSED)

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 
 

 

New Zealand informed Delegates about a 10-year report on Belarus’ Antarctic activities. The meeting welcomed the report and encouraged Belarus to consider joining SCAR

 

  Belarus Report [Download paper]

 

2.1

 

Applications for Associate and Full Membership

 

Observers from Colombia, Austria, Thailand and Turkey presented the applications for Associate Membership of SCAR, after which they left the room during discussions.

 

   

 

2.1.1

 

acrobatApplication of Colombia for Associate Membership [Download Presentation]

 

J M Soltau Ospina WP 4a [Download Paper]

 

2.1.2

 

acrobatApplication of Austria for Associate Membership [Download Presentation]

 

Birgit Satler WP 4b [Download Paper]

 

2.1.3

 

acrobatApplication of Thailand for Associate Membership [Download Presentation]

 

B Soonthorntham WP 4c [Download Paper]

 

2.1.4

 

acrobatApplication of Turkey for Associate Membership [Download Presentation]

 

E Kalkan WP 4d [Download Paper]
 

 

The representatives from the applicant countries were invited to rejoin the meeting, and the decisions were announced.

 

   

 

2.2

 

SCAR Membership

 

A paper on the current membership of SCAR was presented, including potential new countries to approach. Regarding countries in arrears, currently 2 Members are in arrears for more than 3 years however both countries are working on a payment plan. 1 country is in arrears for 2015.

 

J López-Martínez WP 5 [Download Paper]

 

3

 

 Elections (CLOSED)

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

3.1 

 

Notification of elections of President and two Vice-presidents

 

The President and two Vice-Presidents (B Storey and K Lochte) completed their appointed terms of office at the end of the meeting.  The President will briefly reviewed SCAR election procedures. 

 

J López-Martínez IP 19 [Download Paper]

 

3.2 

 

Nomination of Standing Finance Committee Ad Hoc members

 

The Standing Committee on Finance comprised B Storey (Chair, NZ), G Heineman (Germany) and M Leppe (Chile). 

 

B Storey  
 

 

Observers were invited to rejoin the meeting after item 3 was completed.

 

   

 

4

 

 Science

 

Chair
A Abu Samah
 

 

4.1

 

SCAR SSGs: Highlights, Progress and Plans:

 

   

 

4.1.1

 

acrobatReport of SSG Physical Sciences [Download Presentation]

 

The SSG-PS Chief Officer, D Bromwich, introduced this item and reported briefly on progress and plans.

 

D Bromwich WP 6a [Download Paper]

 

4.1.2

 

acrobatReport of SSG Life Sciences [Download Presentation]

 

The SSG-LS Secretary, Y Ropert-Coudert, introduced this item and reported briefly on progress and plans.

 

Y Ropert-Coudert WP 7a [Download Paper]

 

4.1.3

 

acrobatReport of SSG Geosciences [Download Presentation]

 

The SSG-GS Chief Officer, W B Lyons, introduced this item and reported briefly on progress and plans.

 

W B Lyons WP 8a [Download Paper]

 

4.2

 

 SCAR Scientific Research Programmes:

 

Chair
A Abu Samah
 

 

4.2.1

 

acrobatAstronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica (AAA) [Download Presentation]

 

J Storey presented progress and plans for the SRP AAA.

 

J Storey WP 10 [Download Paper]

 

4.2.2

 

Introduction to SRP External Review Process

 

A Samah, VP for Science, introduced this item.  External reviews and recommendations for the reviewed SRPs were made available to the Delegates, who were asked to provide their ranking to the SCAR Secretariat by 1 August.  These scores were tallied and made available to the meeting.

 

A Abu Samah WP 9a [Download Paper]

 

4.2.3

 

acrobatState of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntEco), with external review [Download Presentation]

 

Co-Chair H Griffiths presented progress and plans for the SRP AntEco, including the responses to the external review.

 

H Griffiths WP 11a [Download Paper]

 

4.2.4

 

acrobatAntarctic Thresholds – Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation (AnT-ERA), with external review [Download Presentation]

 

The Chair, J Gutt, presented progress and plans for the SRP AnT-ERA, including the responses to the external review.

 

J Gutt WP 12a [Download Paper]

 

4.2.5

 

acrobatAntarctic Climate Change in the 21st Century (AntClim21), with external review [Download Presentation]

 

The outgoing Chair, N Bertler, presented progress and plans for the SRP AntClim21, including the responses to the external review. T Bracegirdle will take over as Chair of AntClim21 after the meeting.

 

N Bertler WP 13a [Download Paper]

 

4.2.6

 

acrobatPast Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS), with external review [Download Presentation]

 

Co-Chair L De Santis presented progress and plans for the SRP PAIS, including the responses to the external review.

 

L De Santis WP 14a [Download Paper]

 

4.2.7

 

acrobatSolid Earth Responses and Influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE), with external review [Download Presentation]

 

The outgoing Chair, T WIlson, presented progress and plans for the SRP SERCE, including the responses to the external review. P Whitehouse and M King will take over as Co-Chairs of SERCE after the meeting.

 

T Wilson WP 15a [Download Paper]

 

4.3

 

 Other Science Topics:

 

Chair
A Abu Samah
 

 

4.3.1

 

acrobatThe Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) [Download Presentation]

 

Co-Chairs D Liggett and E Leane reported on progress with the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group.


D Liggett / E Leane WP 16 [Download Paper]

 

4.3.2

 

The History Expert Group

 

D Liggett reported (on behalf of the History Group’s Chair) on progress with the History Expert Group.


D Liggett WP 17 [Download Paper]

 

4.3.3

 

acrobatThe Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), with external review [Download Presentation]

 

A Constable reported on progress with the Southern Ocean Observing System, including responses to the external review.  The SOOS is sponsored by SCAR and SCOR and endorsed by POGO and the WCRP projects CLIVAR and CliC.


A Constable WP 18a, b 
[Download Paper 18a]
[Download Paper 18b]

 

4.3.4

 

The Southern Ocean Acidification report

 

J Baeseman reported on the plans for publication and launch of the SCAR Ocean Acidification Report.


   

 

4.3.5

 

acrobatPartnerships between the WMO and SCAR [Download Presentation]

 

E Charpentier of the WMO reported on WMO and WCRP activities of most relevance to SCAR.


E Charpentier IP 2 [Download Paper]

 

4.3.6

 

acrobatICSU, Unions and SCAR [Download Presentation]

 

J Buckeridge reported on developments at ICSU and interactions between SCAR and activities of its Union members of SCAR.


J Buckeridge WP 19 [Download Paper]

 

4.3.7

 

acrobatICED (Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean) Programme [Download Presentation]

 

A Constable reported on the ICED programme.


A Constable IP 15 [Download Paper]

 

4.3.8

 

acrobatFuture multi-national initiatives from ICED and SOOS [Download Presentation]

 

A Constable reported on ICED and SOOS multi-national initiatives.


A Constable IP 16 [Download Paper]

 

5

 

Data and Information:
Highlights, Progress and Plans

 

Chair
A Abu Samah
 

 

5.1

 

acrobatStanding Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM) [Download Presentation]

 

A Van de Putte reported on progress and plans with SCADM.

 

A Van de Putte WP 20 [Download Paper]

 

5.2

 

acrobatStanding Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI) [Download Presentation]

 

A Fox / J-Y Pirlot reported on progress and plans with SCAGI.


A Fox / J-Y Pirlot WP 21 [Download Paper]

 

5.3

 

acrobatSCAR Products [Download Presentation]

 

J Baeseman updated Delegates on progress with the SCAR Products.


J Baeseman IP 3 [Download Paper]

 

6

 

Partnerships: Highlights, Progress and Plans

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

6.1

 

acrobatSCAR Partnerships, MoUs and other agreements [Download Presentation]

 

J Baeseman updated Delegates on recent developments regarding SCAR partnerships.


J Baeseman WP 22 [Download Paper]

 

6.2

 

acrobatSCAR/IASC Think Tank Report [Download Presentation]

 

V Rachold and J Baeseman reported on the SCAR/IASC Think Tank meeting and the resulting recommendations.

 

V Rachold /
J Baeseman
IP 4 [Download Paper]

 

6.3 

 

Horizon Scan Follow-up and ARC

 

J López-Martínez reported on the Antarctic Roadmap Challenges project and other Horizon Scan follow-ups.

 

  IP 5 [Download Paper]

 

7

 

 SCAR and Policy Advice

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

7.1

 

Antarctic Treaty Secretariat Report

 

M Reinke reported on activities of the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat.

 

M Reinke IP 18 [Download Paper]

 

7.2

 

acrobatReport of the Standing Committee on the ATS (SCATS), including interactions with the Treaty, CCAMLR, and other Treaty Parties [Download Presentation]

 

A Terauds reported on progress and plans with SCATS, interactions with the Treaty and the CEP, and the future of the Antarctic Environments Portal.


A Terauds WPs 23a & 23b, 24, IP17 
[Download Paper 23a]
[Download Paper 23b]
[Download Paper 24]
[Download Paper IP17]

 

7.3

 

acrobatAdvice to other bodies, such as the IPCC [Download Presentation]

 

E Griffin commented on interactions with other bodies such as the IPCC and UNFCCC.

 

E Griffin WP 25 [Download Paper]

 

8

 

Capacity Building, Education and Training: Progress and Plans

 

Chair K Lochte  

 

8.1

 

acrobatThe SCAR/COMNAP Fellowship Programme [Download Presentation]

 

E Griffin presented an update on the SCAR/COMNAP Fellowships.

 

E Griffin IP 6 [Download Paper]

 

8.2

 

acrobatThe Visiting Professor Scheme [Download Presentation]

 

E Griffin presented an update on the Visiting Professor Scheme.

 

E Griffin IP 7 [Download Paper]

 

8.3

 

acrobatThe Tinker-Muse Prize [Download Presentation]

 

E Griffin presented an update on the Tinker-Muse Prize, including the results of the review.

 

E Griffin IP 8 [Download Paper]

 

8.4

 

acrobatCapacity Building, Education and Training including future plans [Download Presentation]

 

K Lochte presented an update on the activities within CBET and future plans for the committee.

 

K Lochte WP 26 [Download Paper]

 

9

 

Communications: Progress and Plans

 

Chair K Lochte  

 

9.1

 

SCAR Communication Activities (website, media, climate communications, social networking, publications, Newsletter, etc.)

 

J Baeseman presented an update on communication activities, including potential new ideas for meeting the goals of the new Strategic Plan.

 

J Baeseman WP 27 [Download Paper]

 

9.2

 

Highlighting the role and activities of SCAR Groups, Union Members and National Committees

 

J Baeseman presented a paper on the better sharing of activities and achievements of SCAR groups, Union members and National Committees.

 

J Baeseman WP 28 [Download Paper]

 

10

 

 Major Meetings

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

10.1

 

Summary of XII ISAES in India

 

N Pant IP 9 [Download Paper]

 

10.2

 

acrobatOverview of 2016 OSC in Kuala Lumpur [Download Presentation]

 

A Abu Samah presented an update on the OSC.

 

A Abu Samah  

 

10.3

 

Plans for Biology Symposium 2017

 

A Van de Putte gave an update on plans for the 2017 Biology Symposium.

 

A Van de Putte IP 10 [Download Paper]

 

10.4

 

Plans for POLAR 2018 Meeting in Davos

 

M Schneebeli gave an update on the plans for the 2018 meeting.

 

M Schneebeli IP 11 [Download Paper]

 

10.5

 

Proposals for SCAR OSC 2020 Meetings

 

Australia presented their bid to host the 2020 meeting in Hobart.

 

J López-Martínez WP 29 [Download Paper]

 

10.6

 

 Other Major Meetings

 

J López-Martínez IP 14 [Download Paper]

 

11

 

 SCAR Business (CLOSED)

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

11.1

 

acrobatStructural Review of SCAR, including changes to Rules of Procedure [Download Presentation]

 

T Wilson presented the results of the Structural Review and the potential changes resulting.

 

T Wilson /
E Griffin
WP 30a, b, c, IP12 
[Download Paper 30a]
[Download Paper 30b] 
[Download Paper 30c]
[Download Paper IP12]

 

11.2

 

The SCAR Strategic Plan 2017-2022

 

J López-Martínez presented the draft Strategic Plan and explain the process used to create it.

 

J López-Martínez WP 31 [Download Paper]

 

11.3

 

acrobatICSU Review of SCAR [Download Presentation]

 

J López-Martínez presented the results from ICSU’s review.

 

J López-Martínez WP 32 [Download Paper]

 

11.4

 

Secretariat and EXCOM Reports

 

J Baeseman presented the Secretariat Report.

 

J Baeseman WP 33, IP13 
[Download Paper 33]
[Download Paper IP13]

 

12

 

 Elections (CLOSED)

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

12.1

 

Presentation of candidates for President and two Vice-Presidents

 

Candidates interested in running for vacant positions will introduce themselves and present their platforms.

 

J López-Martínez  

 

12.2

 

Election of President and Vice-Presidents

 

J López-Martínez  

 

13

 

Finance (CLOSED) [acrobatDownload Presentation]

 

Chair B Storey WP 34 [Download Paper]

 

13.1

 

acrobatSimplification of the Membership Levels [Download Presentation]

 

E Griffin presented proposals for the simplification of membership levels.

 

E Griffin WP 35 [Download Paper]

 

13.2

 

acrobatReview of Secretariat Remuneration [Download Presentation]

 

E Griffin presented a review of Secretariat remuneration.

 

E Griffin WP 36 [Download Paper]

 

13.3

 

acrobatFinancial Statements for 2014, 2015 [Download Presentation]

 

B Storey WP 37, WP 38 
[Download Paper 37]
[Download Paper 38]

 

13.4

 

Revised Budget for 2016

 

B Storey WP 39 [Download Paper]

 

13.5

 

Revised Budget for 2017

 

B Storey WP 40 [Download Paper]

 

13.6

 

Draft Budget for 2018, including applications for major meeting funds

 

B Storey WP 41 [Download Paper]

 

 

13.7

 

acrobatThe SCAR Development Council [Download Presentation]

 

P Convey presented an update on activities within the Development Council (DC).

 

P Convey WP 42 [Download Paper]

 

13.8

 

Any other Finance Matters

 

B Storey gave the opportunity for Delegates to raise any additional finance matters.

 

B Storey  

 

14

 

 Other Business

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

14.1

 

Any other business

 

J López-Martínez asked if there was any other business.

 

   

 

15

 

 Actions Arising

 

Chair
J López-Martínez
 

 

15.1

 

Summary of Action Items from 2016 Delegates Meeting

 

J Baeseman briefly summarised the Actions arising from the 2016 Delegates meeting.

 

J Baeseman  

 

16

 

Closure of the meeting

 

Chair
J López-Martínez