Programme Planning Groups (PPGs) are the means by which Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs) are developed and proposed, through wide consultation with the community. SRPs address major-priority, scientific issues of global or fundamental importance, at the cutting edge of the science, requiring substantial fieldwork and/or observations in the Antarctic. For information on the procedure to establish a new Scientific Research Programme, please see pdf the SRP Guidelines document (156 KB) .
The latest suite of SRPs has just been approved to begin work, and more PPGs will be developed over coming months and years. Details will be posted here as programmes are developed.
Details of the process for establishing the suite of SRPs in 2012, which end this year, can be found on the archived SCAR website.