The Workshop on the Ross Sea Data Collection Plan (WS-RSDCP) was held online from 11 to 12 August 2022. The Workshop was co-convened by Dr L. Ghigliotti (Italy) and Mr N. Walker (New Zealand) and supported by the CCAMLR Secretariat. Scientists from 11 Members attended the Workshop.
At the opening of the meeting, Mr Walker welcomed and acknowledged the 32 participants (Attachment 1) and noted the Workshop was an informal meeting to review the progress against the previous medium-term research plan for the Ross Sea (WG-FSA-14/60, SC-CAMLR-XXXIII, paragraph 3.209), and refine a proposal for a new medium-term research plan and an accompanying Data Collection Plan.
Accordingly, this report is not an adopted report, but is a summary by the Co-conveners for the consideration of the Scientific Committee and its working groups. The intent is that the recommendations outlined below will be reported to WG-FSA-2022 for further discussion and agreed at SC-CAMLR-41 according to the Scientific Committee Rules of Procedure.
The terms of reference for the Workshop are given in Attachment 2, the agenda in Attachment 3 and the list of papers submitted to the workshop in Attachment 4.
This report was prepared by the Co-conveners with support from the Secretariat.