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SCAR promotes free and unrestricted access to Antarctic data and information by promoting open and accessible archiving practices.  SCAR aims to be a portal to data repositories of Antarctic scientific data and information.

SCAR encourages the community to make maximum use of all data; to develop and operate mechanisms to facilitate the collection, storage, retrieval and dissemination of data and information for the common good; and to ensure that these mechanisms are effective.

SCAR's Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM) facilitates co-operation between scientists and nations with regard to scientific data, and advises on the development of the Antarctic Data Directory System.  The Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI) manages and enhances the geographic framework for Antarctic scientific research, operations, environmental management, and tourism.

We are also proud to share with your our new SCAR Library which brings together decades of SCAR documents, group reports, strategy documents and more into a searchable database. If you are interested in anything that SCAR has helped to coordinate and promote, check out our Library.