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General information and objectivesIts main purpose is to provide a forum for scientists of all countries with research activities in the Antarctic to discuss plans and to promote collaboration. It has 8 specialist working groups plus groups of specialists and although SCAR has no formal link to the Antarctic Treaty it is often used as a scientific adviser. It has links with SCOR, SCOPE, IOC and UNEP.