Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for SCADM are:

  1. To promote long-term preservation and accessibility of data relating to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in sustainable repositories,

  2. To assist in establishing Antarctic data management policies, priorities and best practices,

  3. To support the establishment and ongoing work of National Antarctic Data Centres, in accordance with ATCM XXII Resolution 4.1 (1998),

  4. To encourage submission of metadata and data to the Antarctic Data Management System,

  5. To further improve and populate the AMD and provide guidance to the AMD host,

  6. To provide linkages to other relevant data management systems and thereby enhance the ADMS,

  7. In partnership with SCAGI, to work with SSGs, COMNAP, CEP and the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat to identify and develop fundamental datasets of value to the Antarctic Community.