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STANDING SCIENTIFIC GROUP ON GEOSCIENCES REPORT TO DELEGATES OCTOBER 2004. Presentation. brief reports on the work of our Action, Expert and Programme Planning Groups, outcomes of the recommendations agreed at SCAR XXVII, new recommendations to SCAR and external organisations,
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A focus of the GSSG has been the development of two Program Proposals :Subglacial Antarctic Lake Exploration (SALE) and Antarctic Climate Evolution (ACE).
changes to activities.
Two new Action Groups were created, while two were discontinued. Three new Expert Groups were created and ANTEC was endorsed as an Expert Group for the next two years.
( Chaired by Philip O’Brien )
(Chair: Mr Glenn Johnstone)
Age Growth and Evolution of Antarctica Action Group (AGEANTConvener, Prof Chris WilsonAction group on the Age Growth and Evolution of Antarctic (AGEANT) be discontinued
Geospatial Information Expert Group
King George Island GIS (KGIS);
Spatial Data Standards
National On-line Atlases
GIS Collaboration in East Antarctica
IHO Bathymetry Proposal
Grove Mtns ortho-rectified satellite image map
1 - Place Names
The Expert Group on Geospatial Information (GIG) recommends to SCAR that:
The GIG recommends that:
SCAR recommends that National Committees request National Programmes to provide continuing access for all SCAR members to fundamental geodetic and geographic information, including:
SCAR recommends that National Committees request National Programmes:
place long-term GPS observatories on remote bedrock features (as identified by the SCAR ANTEC group – www.antec.scar.org/proposed_gps.htm) to provide information on the current tectonic motion of the Antarctic plate.
Programmes, continue providing spatially referenced data to the GIS for the mutual benefit of all National Programmes with activities on the island.
Communication and Outreach Action Group (COG)
( Chair: Glenn Johnstone – Australia)
Terms of Reference
Treaty and CEP Action Group
Marine Survey Coordination Action GroupConveners: Phil O’Brien (Australia), Miquel Canales (Spain), Ron Macnab (Canada), Rainer Gersonde (Germany)
Atmospheric Impact on GNSS Observations in Antarctica in relation to Geophysical research Project Leader: Ukraine – Gennadi Milinevsky