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SCAR logo 2018 blue background webXXXVII SCAR Delegates' Meeting, 5-7 September 2022

The XXXVII SCAR Delegates' Meeting was held in Goa, India and online, making it the first Delegates' Meeting to be held in hybrid format.   The meeting took place over three days, with two sessions of three hours on each day.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Opening of the meeting
    • Welcome
    • Adoption of the agenda and timetable
  1. Members (CLOSED)
    • Applications for membership
      • Luxembourg – application for Associate Membership
    • Honorary membership
    • Current members, potential new members, and the status of membership fee arrears
  1. Officers (CLOSED)
    • Notification of election of two Vice-Presidents
    • Election of Finance Committee ad hoc members
  1. Science
    • Scientific Research Programmes
      • Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimNow)
      • Integrated Science to Inform Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation (Ant-ICON)
      • INStabilities and Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT)
    • Science Groups
      • Geosciences Group
      • Life Sciences Group
      • Physical Sciences Group
    • Other Science Programmes and Topics
      • Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica Expert Group
      • Bedmap3
      • Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)
      • UN Decade of Ocean Science
      • Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean (ICED)
  1. Standing Committees
    • Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS)
    • Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SC-ADM)
    • Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SC-AGI)
  1. Scientific Advice to Policy Makers
    • Antarctic Treaty Secretariat Report
    • Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System (SC-ATS)
    • The Antarctic Environments Portal
    • Advice to other bodies
    • Improved coordination of SCATS, AEP and policy-oriented SRPs
  1. Partnerships
    • SCAR Partnerships, MoUs and other agreements
    • Prince Albert II Foundation
    • International Polar Year 2032-33
  1. Capacity Building, Education and Training
    • Fellowship Programme
    • Visiting Scholars Programme
    • Other CBET Programmes and Topics
    • Proposed Internship Programme
    • Action Group on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
  1. Communications
    • SCAR Communication Activities
  1. Meetings
    • Proposal for strategic coordination of meetings and enhanced use of online meetings
    • Report on SCAR 2022 online Open Science Conference
    • Plans for future biennial meetings
    • Plans for future symposia
    • Other major meetings
  1. The SCAR Strategic Plan 2023-28
  1. Business (CLOSED)
    • Amendments to SCAR Rules of Procedure for Subsidiary Bodies
    • Executive Committee (Directors) report 2021-22
    • Secretariat report 2021-22
  1. Finance (CLOSED)
    • National contribution levels
    • Finance report
    • Financial statements for 2020 and 2021
    • Revised budget for 2022
    • Revised budget for 2023
    • Draft budget for 2024, including applications for major meeting funds
  1. Officers
    • Result of elections for Vice Presidents
  1. Other business
    • Any other business
  1. Actions arising
    • Summary of action items from the 2022 Delegates Meeting
  1. Closure of the meeting