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SCAR XXXV Paper 16: Life Sciences Group (LSG) Report

SCAR XXXV Delegates Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 25-26 June 2018

SCAR XXXV Paper 16: Life Sciences Group (LSG) Report

Agenda Item: 4.3.2.

Person Responsible: Yan Ropert-Coudert et al.


Executive Summary


Yan Ropert-Coudert (CO, FRANCE), Marc Shepanek (Deputy CO, USA), Ian McDonald (Sec., New Zealand)

Summary of activities from 2016-18 and other important issues

Life Sciences group heads or their representatives have been attending a number of meetings (OSC Kuala Lumpur in 2016, Monaco Assessment workshop in Monaco in 2017, SCAR Biology Symposium in Leuven 2017, MEASO in Hobart in 2018), while managing the budgets of the different subgroups. Life Sciences participated to the elaboration of several Information papers, including #53 (Code of Conduct on Wildlife Use for Scientific Purpose). Three new AGs will be proposed in Davos: Input Pathways of persistent organic pollutants to AntarCTica (ImPACT) (LS and PS), Plastics in Polar Environments (PLASTIC-AG) (LS and PS) and SCAR Krill Action Group (SKAG) (LS).


EXCOM and Scientific Group Chief Officers should:

• Approve the three new Action Groups.

• Approve Action Group BEPSII as an Expert group

• Approve Action Group Remote Sensing extending for 2 more years 

• Approve Action Group ISSA to extend for one more year