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SCAR XXXIV WP12a: Report on AnT-ERA (Antarctic Thresholds - Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation)
XXXIV SCAR Delegates Meeting
29 - 30 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SCAR XXXIV WP12a: Report on AnT-ERA (Antarctic Thresholds - Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation)

Working Paper: 12a
Agenda Item: 4.2.4
Posted/Revised: 30 Jun 2016

Presentation: pdf Agenda Item 4.2.4 (1.26 MB)

Executive Summary:

Authors: Julian Gutt with SC members

Important Issues or Factors: Key achievements:

  1. Scientific output. Papers, special issues and reviews, published within the scientific scope of AnT-ERA or with specific AnT-ERA support
  2. Capacity building. A cross-program interdisciplinary workshop was organised by AnT-ERA. An opinion survey provides the basis for a mini-symposium during OSC, 2016. Additional workshops were supported.
  3. Dissemination. Key "tool" is the AnT-ERA webpage with a total of 72000 hits. Additionally AnT-ERA contributed to SCAR products, e.g. ACCE, AEP, UNFCCC, SCAR strategy plan.
  4. Support of early-career scientists. > 20 mini-grants awarded.
  5. Research. Leading AnT-ERA scientists acted as PIs of expeditions or their sub-projects.

Recommendations/Actions and Justification: The plans outlined in the 2013-2016 report / renewal proposal depend on increased contributions to AnT-ERA and assure this is a research community driven "project". This includes a proposal for an event in a continent with emerging national Antarctic programs. Stand-alone features are to be strengthened, administrative word to be skipped.

Budget Implications: We request US $42 000 for the next 2-year funding period, which is the same yearly amount as provided for 2016 to be allocated according to our financial plan (2013/2016 renewal proposal), dominated by mini-grants for early career scientists, capacity building and dissemination of scientific information.