Cooperation between the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR (SC-CAMLR) and the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP) has been steadily increasing over the last few years to the mutual benefit of both. In order to avoid duplicate reporting between the two committees, and following discussions between the Chairs of the CEP and SC-CAMLR, the report of the CEP meeting is presented to SC-CAMLR by the CEP Observer to SC-CAMLR and the report of the meeting of SC-CAMLR is presented to the CEP by the SC-CAMLR observer to the CEP. An agreed standard reporting template, to be routinely followed by both committees, has also clarified and simplified the reciprocal reporting. Accordingly, this report provides the CEP’s annual report to SC- CAMLR-XXXV. Furthering the goal of cooperation between the two bodies, the second joint CEP-SC-CAMLR workshop was held May 19-20, 2016 in Punta Arenas, Chile, just prior to the CEP meeting. The terms of reference for the workshop focused primarily on two areas of overlapping interest: climate change and environmental monitoring. Workshop results and recommendations are discussed in a separate report (SC-CAMLR-XXXV/07).
Dr Polly A. Penhale (United States of America)
Dr George Watters (United States of America)