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    ANNUAL REPORT FROM SCAR TO CCAMLR

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    CCAMLR-XXVIII/BG/34
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    Submitted by SCAR
    Abstract

    This paper reports on the various activities conducted by or involving SCAR that relate directly to CCAMLR or are of potential interest to CCAMLR. This includes a report on outcomes from SCAR’s biennial business and delegates meetings, as well as reports on progress with the Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA) programme, SCAR-MarBIN, the Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey and the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) project. The SCAR-MarBIN data portal continues to gather information on marine biodiversity in the Antarctic, and the CPR Survey continues to grow with more countries contributing. The SCAR/SCOR Oceanography Expert Group continues to develop plans for Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS). SCAR has amalgamated its birds and seals groups into a new Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammals (BAMM). The book on Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE), to which CCAMLR was asked to contribute, has been submitted for publication. The Executive Summary was presented to the ATCM in Baltimore in April. The 10th SCAR International Biology Symposium was held in Sapporo from 26 to 31 July 2009, with the theme "Antarctic Biology in the 21st Century --Advances in and beyond IPY--".

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