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PAIS Workshops


Terms of Reference

PAIS will accomplish its objectives by:

  1. facilitating the planning of new data-acquisition missions using emerging technologies;
  2. encouraging data sharing and integration of spatially targeted transect data with modelling studies; and
  3. initiating/expanding cross linkages among Antarctic research communities.

The PAIS Scientific Programme will be led by a Steering Committee (SC) of 15-20 persons. The Steering Committee has a wide knowledge of thematic issues and has appropriate regional (field), technical and logistical experience. The SC will include a Data Coordinator and a member from APECS. SC members will serve for a 3-year term, with the possibility of extension depending on contribution and performance. The founding co-chairs will stand down in 2016, to avoid complete rotations of the SC. The SC will meet at least once a year in coordination with major international symposia including AGU and EGU.