SCAR logoSCAR seeks to network with other international organizations with a mission in the polar regions to encourage a unified and coordinated vision of science in Antarctica. This also allows SCAR to leverage its limited resources through partnerships of mutual benefit with those organizations with complementary missions.

ACAPAdvisory Committee to the agreement on the Conservation of Albatroses and Petrels

ATSAntarctic Treaty System

CCAMLRCommission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

COMNAPCouncil of Managers of National Antarctic Programs

  • for further information, see COMNAP below.

GBIFGlobal Biodiversity Information Facility

GLOBEC and SO-GLOBECSouthern Ocean component Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Programme

iAnZoneInternational Antarctic Zone programme

IASCInternational Arctic Science Committee

ICEDIntegrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean Programme

ICSUInternational Council for Science

IGOS-PIntegrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership

IPAInternational Permafrost Association

IPICS International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS)

IWCInternational Whaling Commission

SCORScientific Committee on Oceanic Research

SCOSTEPScientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics

WCRPWorld Climate Research Programme

Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)

COMNAP is an international organisation to encourage collaboration between Antarctic operating agencies worldwide. COMNAP aims to enhance the conduct of scientific research, operational efficiency, safety and environmental stewardship in Antarctica, and the effectiveness of national Antarctic programs.

COMNAP first met in 1989, and meets annually in the host countries of member agencies. Every second year these meetings coincide with the biennial SCAR meetings; with the new structure of SCAR the COMNAP meeting is associated with the SCAR Open Science Conference. In intervening years the SCAR Executive Committee hold its meetings in parallel with the COMNAP meeting. On both occasions the two Executive bodies meet to exchange views and promote the cooperation between operating agencies and scientists that is vital for the success of scientific endeavours in the Antarctic region.