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    SC-CAMLR-40

    Full Name
    Fortieth Meeting of the Scientific Committee
    Location:
    Online
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Friday, 27 August 2021 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 11 September 2021 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)
    Meeting Report:
    e-sc-40-rep.pdf (2.72 MB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-40/02
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      General Science Capacity Fund – Terms of Reference
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      7.2
      CCAMLR-40/06
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      IUU fishing activity and trends in 2020/21 and IUU Vessel Lists
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.2.3
      CCAMLR-40/08
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      Gender-inclusive language
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      7.1
      CCAMLR-40/09
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      Options for publishing and printing meeting reports
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      7.1
      CCAMLR-40/10
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      Current rules of access to CCAMLR meeting documents
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      7.1
      CCAMLR-40/11
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      Enabling Observers to circulate correspondence to the Commission and the Scientific Committee
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      7.1
      CCAMLR-40/12
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      Arrangements for cooperation with other organisations
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      6
      CCAMLR-40/19 Rev. 1
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      Designation of a newly-exposed marine area adjacent to Pine Island Glacier (Subarea 88.3) as a Stage 2 Special Area for Scientific Study
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and the European Union and its Member States
      5
      CCAMLR-40/27
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      Proposal to establishing limits on use of continuous fishing system for the krill fishery in the Area 48
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1.4
      CCAMLR-40/BG/10
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      Moving forward, not backward, with krill fishery management
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      CCAMLR-40/BG/11
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      Evaluating the economics of the Antarctic krill fishery
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1
      CCAMLR-40/BG/14
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      Research fishery for D. eleginoides in Ecuador
      Republic of Ecuador
      3
      CCAMLR-40/BG/16
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Australia) to the 24th and 25th Annual Meetings and the 4th Special Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      6.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/01
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      Proposal for a symposium to develop the next 5-year strategic plan for SC-CAMLR
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      7.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/02 Rev. 1
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      Secretariat support for the Scientific Committee
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      8
      SC-CAMLR-40/03
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      Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (Virtual meeting, 5 to 9 July 2021)
      3.1, 3.4.3
      SC-CAMLR-40/04
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      Report of the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (Virtual Meeting, 13 to 20 September 2021)
      3.2, 3.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/05
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      Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (Virtual meeting, 28 June to 2 July 2021)
      2.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/06
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      Report of the Meeting of the Working Group on Acoustic Survey and Analysis Methods (Virtual meeting, 31 May to 4 June 2021)
      2.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/07
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      A self-imposed deadline threatens CCAMLR’s science-based legacy of conservation
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1.3, 3.1.4
      SC-CAMLR-40/08
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      Integrating climate change research into the work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups: Terms of Reference for the e-Group ‘Climate change impacts & CCAMLR’
      Delegations of the United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden and USA
      5
      SC-CAMLR-40/09 Rev. 1
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      Update on the emperor penguin – vulnerable to projected rates of warming and sea-ice loss
      P. Trathan, S. Grant, K. Hughes, M. Hindell, S. Labrousse, M. LaRue, A. Lynnes, Y. Ropert-Coudert, B. Wienecke and S. Jenouvrier
      5
      SC-CAMLR-40/10
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      Boundaries of five candidate management units in Subarea 48.1 to facilitate the development of the new management approach for Antarctic krill
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      3.1.3
      SC-CAMLR-40/11
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      Acoustic biomass estimates of Antarctic krill in Subarea 48.1 to facilitate the development of the new management approach for the krill fishery
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      3.1.3
      SC-CAMLR-40/12
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      Status report on the development of scientific knowledge to support the spatial planning of Weddell Sea MPA Phase 2
      Delegation of Norway
      4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/13
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      Invitation to a workshop to explore spatial planning solutions for the Weddell Sea Marine Protected Area (Phase 2)
      Delegation of Norway
      4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/14
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      Information about a workshop for training Russian scientific observers and inspectors to work in fisheries in the CCAMLR Convention Area (Russia, 13 to 20 August 2021)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      7.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/15
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      Revision of the precautionary approach to ensuring the rational use of a living resource (Dissostichus eleginoides) in CCAMLR Subarea 48.3
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.2.2, 3.2.4
      SC-CAMLR-40/16
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      Observation and comments on the scientific basis and draft RMP of the WSMPA Proposal
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/17
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      Obtaining and updating baseline data through systematic literature analysis: a case study on the populations of the emperor penguins and Adélie penguins in the Ross Sea region
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/18
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      The development of Research and Monitoring Plan for CCAMLR MPAs
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/01
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      Catches of target species in the Convention Area
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/02
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      Supporting the design and implementation of an ecosystem monitoring system for CCAMLR areas and MPAs
      Submitted by SCOR
      4.1, 6.2, 4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/03
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      Networks and tools to enhance collaboration and coordination of observational activities
      Submitted by SCOR
      6.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/04
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      2021 Report to CCAMLR by Oceanites, Inc. – Antarctic Site Inventory / MAPPPD and Related Projects / State of Antarctic Penguins Report and Penguin Population Changes / Climate Change
      Submitted by Oceanites
      5, 6.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/05 Rev. 1
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      Science-related special funds of CCAMLR
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      9
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/06
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      The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Southern Ocean, an update
      Delegation of Belgium and the Southern Ocean Observation System
      11
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/07
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      The SCAR Antarctic Biodiversity Portal
      Delegation of Belgium and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic research
      11
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/08
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      Comments on WG-FSA 2021/41 and SC-CAMLR-40/15. On the revision of the precautionary approach to ensure the rational use of the living resource (Dissostichus eleginoides) in Subarea 48.3
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.2.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/09
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      Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAS) in the Southern Ocean: An international collaboration to inform habitat-related conservation decision-making and spatial conservation measures for marine mammal species
      Delegation of France, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
      4
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/10
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      Climate change and the Southern Ocean: “Code Red” for CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      5
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/11
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      The Seas Must Live: Marine Protected Areas Now
      Submitted by ASOC
      4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/12
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      Antarctic and Southern Ocean Climate Change in a Global Context
      Submitted by SCAR
      5
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/13
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      Ocean acidification
      Submitted by SCAR
      5
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/14
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      Antarctic Environments Portal
      Submitted by SCAR
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/15
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2020/21
      Submitted by SCAR
      6.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/16
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      2021 Report to SC-CAMLR-40 and CCAMLR-40 by the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK)
      Submittes by ARK
      3.1, 6.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/17
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      Gentoo breeding chronology by CEMP cameras – validation experiment
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/18
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      Comments and proposals on the development of management strategy for krill fishery: Risk Assessment framework to allocate catch in Subarea 48.1
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3.1.3
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/19
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      The developing scientific basis to support the planning of the Weddell Sea Marine Protected Area (WSMPA) Phase 2
      G.P. Griffith on behalf of the Norwegian MAUD project team
      4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/20
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      Update on the conservation status, population trends and priorities for albatrosses and petrels in the CCAMLR area
      Submitted by ACAP
      3.4.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/21
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      Committee for Environmental Protection XXIII: 2021 Annual Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR
      CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR, Dr P. Penhale (USA)
      6.1.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/22
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      The Ross Sea, Antarctica: A highly protected MPA in international waters
      Submitted by ASOC
      4.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/23
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      Summary of incidental mortality associated with fishing activities collected in scientific observer and vessel data during the 2020 and 2021 seasons
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.4.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/24 Rev. 1
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      Chair’s guide to the agenda and summary of papers
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/25
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      Proposal for quality control of krill acoustic biomass survey processing
      G.J. Macaulay, M.J. Cox, S. Kawaguchi and B.A. Krafft
      2.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/26
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      Preliminary results from trial #2; examining bird interactions with monitoring cable on krill trawlers using continuous trawling methods, during the 2020/21 fishing season
      Delegation of Norway
      3.4.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/27
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      Further information requested by WG-FSA-2021 on humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mortality incidents recorded by the krill fishery in Subareas 48.1 and 48.2 during the 2020/21 season
      Delegations of Norway and the United Kingdom
      3.4.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/28
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      Progress made by the CCAMLR Scientific Committee working groups towards the development of a data-limited approach for the provision of advice on the management of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in Subarea 48.1
      C. Darby on behalf of the e-group on the revision of CM 51-07
      3.1.3
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/29
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      CEMP Special Fund Management Panel activities 2021
      CEMP Special Fund Management Panel
      7.2
      WG-FSA-2021/16
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      Using the Risk Assessment Framework to spread the catch limit in Subarea 48.1
      V. Warwick-Evans and P.N. Trathan
      3.1.3
      WG-FSA-2021/17
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      Summary of the intersessional work and discussion by the CCAMLR Risk assessment framework e-group
      V. Warwick-Evans, on behalf of the Risk assessment framework e-group
      3.1.3
      WG-FSA-2021/56
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      The potential impact of krill fishery concentration needs to be assessed against the highly patchy and dynamic nature of krill distribution
      X. Zhao, X. Wang, Y. Ying, G. Fan, Q. Xu, D. Gao and Y. Zhao
      3.1.2

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of the meeting

      The Chair (Dr Dirk Welsford, Australia) will open the meeting and welcome delegations of CCAMLR Members and Observers. International organisations invited to the meeting are listed in Agenda Item 6.2. The organisation of the meeting will be discussed.

      1.1     Adoption of the agenda

      The Preliminary Agenda for the 40th Meeting of the Scientific Committee was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 5 of the Scientific Committee’s Rules of Procedure. This Provisional Agenda has been prepared, taking account of Members’ additions and comments in accordance with Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure.

      2     Advances in statistics, assessments, modelling, acoustics and survey methods
      2.1     Acoustic survey and analysis methods

      The Co-conveners of WG-ASAM (Dr X. Wang, China and Dr S. Fielding, UK) will present the 2021 WG-ASAM report. The Scientific Committee will note the report and, as appropriate, endorse its recommendations.

      2.1.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will advise the Commission on matters of relevance to acoustic data collection and survey methods.

      2.2     Statistics, assessments and modelling
      2.2.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will advise the Commission on matters of relevance to the development of statistics, assessments and modelling.

      3     Management of marine resources
      3.1.1     Status and trends

      Data reported for the current season, as well as any updates to the notifications for krill fisheries in the 2021/22 season, will be presented.

      3.1.2     Ecosystem effects of krill fishing

      The Convener of WG-EMM (Dr C. Cárdenas, Chile) will present the relevant sections of the 2021 WG-EMM report dealing with the ecosystem effects of krill fisheries.

      3.1.3     Revised krill management strategy

      The Commission has endorsed the Scientific Committee’s workplan to develop a revised krill management strategy (SC-CAMLR-38, paragraph 13.4), noting that advice on this matter is required in 2021 (Conservation Measure 51-07).

      The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-ASAM, WG-SAM, WG-EMM and WG-FSA on this issue.

      3.1.4     Advice to the Commission
      3.2.1     Status and trends

      Data and related information for the current season will be presented, including relevant advice from WG-FSA. Members will be invited to inform the Scientific Committee of recent developments and trends in finfish fisheries in the Convention Area.

      3.2.2     Assessment of fish resources

      The Convener of WG-FSA (Mr S. Somhlaba, South Africa) will present the sections of the 2021 WG-FSA report dealing with the assessment of fish resources, including new and exploratory finfish fisheries. The Scientific Committee will note the report and, as appropriate, endorse its recommendations.

      3.2.3     IUU fishing
      3.2.4     Advice to the Commission
      3.3     Scientific Research under Conservation Measure 24-01

      The Scientific Committee will consider the advice of WG-FSA and WG-SAM on scientific research conducted in the 2020/21 season under CM 24-01 and will consider proposals submitted under CM 24-01 to ensure all research proposed for the 2021/22 season is consistent with the intended purpose of the measure and is consistent with the requirements of CM 24-05.

      3.4     Non-target catch and ecosystem impacts of fishing operations
      3.4.1     Fish and invertebrate by-catch

      The Scientific Committee will consider the recommendations of WG-FSA and WG-EMM relevant to by-catch in CCAMLR fisheries.

      3.4.3     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems
      3.4.4     Marine debris

      The Scientific Committee will consider the occurrence and impact of marine debris, including any advice from WG-FSA in respect of reports of lost fishing gear in the Convention Area.

      3.4.5     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission related to the impacts, mitigation measures and limits in place relating to non-target catch in CCAMLR fisheries.

      4     Spatial management of impacts on the Antarctic ecosystem
      4.1     Marine protected areas (MPAs)

      The Scientific Committee will consider scientific analysis relevant to the implementation of a representative system of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the CAMLR Convention Area.

      4.2     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide scientific advice to the Commission on scientific analysis relevant to the implementation of a representative system of MPAs in the CAMLR Convention Area.

      5     Climate change
      5.1     Advice to the Commission

      The Scientific Committee will provide relevant scientific advice to the Commission on the impacts of climate change.

      6     Cooperation with other organisations
      6.1     Cooperation within the Antarctic Treaty System
      6.1.1     Committee for Environmental Protection
      6.1.2     Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research
      6.2     Reports of observers from other international organisations

      Reports will be received from representatives of international and non-governmental organisations present as observers at the Scientific Committee meeting.

      Invitations to attend SC-CAMLR-40 were extended to the following intergovernmental organisations – ACAP, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, COMNAP, FAO, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, INTERPOL, IUCN, IWC, South East Asia RPOA-IUU, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, SIOFA, SOOS, SPRFMO, UNEP and WCPFC and the following non-governmental organisations – ARK, ASOC, COLTO, IAATO and Oceanites Inc.

      6.3     Reports of representatives at meetings of other international organisations

      Reports of meetings of other international organisations during the 2020/21 intersessional period will be received.

      6.4     Future cooperation

      The Scientific Committee will discuss the further development of cooperation with other international organisations.

      7     Scientific Committee activities
      7.1     Priorities for work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups

      The Scientific Committee will review progress against its workplan (SC-CAMLR-38, paragraph 13.4) and revise the workplan as appropriate based on consideration of the advice from its working groups.

      The priorities for the intersessional activities of the Scientific Committee in 2021/22 will be discussed and planned. This will include identifying the dates and venues for meetings of working groups and other groups, the timing of data submission to the Secretariat, and a schedule of agreed actions to be undertaken during the intersessional period by the Chair, Conveners of working groups, Members and the Secretariat.

      7.2     General Science Capacity Fund
      7.3     Next meeting

      The Scientific Committee will consider the proposed dates of its next meeting (17 to 21 October 2022, COMM CIRC 20/23–SC CIRC 20/25) and the invitation of Observers to that meeting.

      The Scientific Committee will review invitations to representatives of international and non-governmental organisations to be present as observers at the next meeting of the Scientific Committee.

      8     Secretariat supported activities

      The Scientific Committee will consider the Secretariat’s report on work in support of the Scientific Committee during the 2020/21 intersessional period and will consider priorities for future work and requirements for the 2021/22 intersessional period.

      9     Advice to SCIC and SCAF

      The Scientific Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC) and the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF).

      The Scientific Committee will identify the financial implications of decisions taken during the meeting and will request that these are taken into account by SCAF in developing the budget.

      10     Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

      At the 2021 meeting of the Scientific Committee, Dr Welsford will complete his first two-year term as Scientific Committee Chair and is eligible for re-appointment.

      Last year the Committee extended the roles of the current senior Vice-Chair Dr G. Zhu (China) and Junior Vice-Chair Dr A. Makhado (South Africa). 

      11     Other business
      12     Adoption of report of the 40th Meeting

      The Scientific Committee will adopt the report of its 40th Meeting.

      13     Close of the meeting.

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