IODE and the SCAR/COMNAP Joint Committee on Antarctic Data Management: Opportunities for a successful and beneficial collaboration

Author(s) Taco de Bruin, JCADM Chief Officer
Summary The conduct of science in Antarctica is the corner stone of the Antarctic Treaty System. Antarctic science is interdisciplinary in character, multinational in execution, and globally relevant. The scientific issues being addressed are increasingly large and complex, including environmental protection and monitoring under the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty ("Madrid Protocol"). These issues require a high degree of cooperation between scientists and the ability to access and work with data from a wide range of scientific disciplines. The Antarctic Treaty therefore calls on parties to "exchange and make freely available scientific observations and results from Antarctica".
Doc Type Working Document
Status Published on 22 Apr 2005
Notes Eighteenth Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE), Oostende, Belgium 26-30 April 2005.
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Group(s): IODE
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