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SCAR XXXIV WP23a: Report from SCATS (Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System) on General Activities
Presentation: pdf Agenda Item 7.2 (467 KB)
Author: Aleks Terauds (SC-ATS)
Important Issues or Factors: Since the last Delegates Meeting, the SCAR Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System (SC-ATS) continued to engage in a diverse range of international activities that enhanced SCARs reputation as a provider of independent and scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System and as a leader in Antarctic science. These activities have included active participation in two CEP/ATCM meetings, the development and participation in the Monaco Assessment meeting and associated outputs, the development of the Antarctic Conservation Strategy for the 21st Century, maintaining a key role in the Antarctic Environments Portal, and direct involvement in a diverse range of research projects.
Recommendations and Justification: SC-ATS continues to be a dynamic and productive Standing Committee that plays a fundamental role in SCAR's mission to promote, facilitate, and deliver scientific excellence and evidence-based policy advice on globally significant issues that are relevant to Antarctica. On this basis we recommend that the Delegates note and approve of the actions to date, and support future initiatives.
Budget Implications: We ask that SC-ATS continues to be funded at $20K per annum + support for CEP/ATCM Travel.