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IP032: Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML)

ATCM XXX and CEP X 2007, New Delhi, India

Information Paper

IP032: Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) (with Australia)

Summary:

The Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) is both a major IPY initiative and a key SCAR activity. Its objectives are to develop a robust benchmark of the distribution and abundance of marine biodiversity in Antarctic waters, against which future change in the marine environment can be assessed. Up to 16 ships are scheduled to participate in field work, with tourist and other-purpose vessels additionally participating in data gathering. This paper provides information on CAML’s first research voyage, data management procedures, the legacy of CAML and details of the 2007/08 field season.

ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
30th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
30 Apr 2007 - 11 May 2007