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Partnerships with organisations with complementary skills, technologies and interests bring added value to SCAR’s activities. SCAR partners with ISC bodies, advisory bodies to the Antarctic Treaty System, organisations with a polar mission, and global programmes with polar interests. Partnerships support SCAR’s goals to provide authoritative scientific advice to policy makers, expand its advisory sphere of influence on global issues, develop the capacity of students and early-career scientists, and encourage cooperation with Arctic counterparts.

 Overview SCAR partners 2022

Current LoAs and MoUs

(Letters of Agreement and Memoranda of Understanding)

pdf MoU between the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) and SCAR (163 KB) , signed 25 June 2021

pdf MoU between the European Polar Board (EPB), International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and SCAR (139 KB) , signed 24 March 2021

pdf LoA between SCAR, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the International Association of Crysopheric Sciences (IACS) (118 KB) , signed 6 January 2020.

document MoU between SCAR and the International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) (152 KB) , signed 17 April 2019.

pdf MoU between SCAR, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) (705 KB) , signed 12 April 2019.

pdf LoA between SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) (338 KB) , signed 26 August 2016.

pdf MoU between the Asian Forum for Polar Sciences (AFoPS), IASC and SCAR (316 KB) , signed 26 August 2016.

folder Full list of Agreements, past and present


Partner Organisations

ACAP - Advisory Committee to the agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

AFoPS - Asian Forum for Polar Sciences

APECS - The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

ASOC - Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

ATS - Antarctic Treaty System

CCAMLR - Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CliC - Climate and Cryosphere Project

CLIVAR - Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability and Change

COMNAP - Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs

EPB - European Polar Board

Future Earth

GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility

IAATO - International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators

IACS - International Association of Cryospheric Sciences

IASC - International Arctic Science Committee

ICCI – International Cryosphere Climate Initiative

IGOS-P - Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership

IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

IPA - International Permafrost Association

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPHC - International Polar Heritage Committee

ISC - International Science Council (SCAR's parent body)

IWC - International Whaling Commission

MBON - Marine Biodiversity Observation Network

PAGES - Past Global Changes (co-sponsor of IPICS - International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences)

SCOR - Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

SCOSTEP - Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics

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  • VarSITI Newsletters

SPRI - Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

WCRP - World Climate Research Programme

WMO - World Meteorological Organisation