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SCAR EXCOM 2013 IP05: SCAR Products
SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
22-23 July 2013, Barcelona, Spain

SCAR EXCOM 2013 IP05: SCAR Products

Information Paper: 5
Agenda Item: 3.3
Person Responsible: M Sparrow

Executive Summary

Title: SCAR Products

Authors: M Sparrow

Introduction/ Background:  For the benefit of SCAR scientists and the wider community (including the Committee for Environmental Protection), SCAR provides several products that support the work of SCAR scientists but are also made widely available to others. These products provide scientific information in a form that is useful to scientists and others, for example providing meteorological data (Met-READER) or biodiversity data (e.g. in a more easily usable format or providing access to information on bathymetry in the Southern Ocean (IBCSO).

A full list of SCAR Products is available from:

Important Issues or Factors:  Highlights over the last year include the production of IBCSO Version 1.0, publication of BEDMAP 2 and amalgamation of SCAR MarBIN and ANTABIF into

Partners: SCAR products rely on national efforts to lead with the SCAR Products. Some Products are joint with other organisations e.g. IBCSO is SCAR, IODC and the IHO.

Budget Implications: Some products receive support from the SSGs