A number of international organizations and programmes were mentioned that have or might have a special interest in GLOBEC-related issues in the Southern Ocean. It would be beneficial for GLOBEC to establish close contacts with these organizations and their programmes to learn from their results and advances and to avoid unnecessary overlap or duplication of work. The limitations in material and personnel resources, as well as in money, will necessitate cooperation wherever such is possible.

Examples of organizations and programmes of particular interest are the following:

  1. International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) and its special Committees for: the Antarctic (SCAR), and Global Change (IGBP, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme)
  2. Unesco and its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) with a Regional Committee for the Southern Ocean (SOC)
  3. The Antarctic Treaty and the Commission for the Conservation of the Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
  4. The International Whaling Commission (IWC)
  5. The Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals (CCAS)
  6. The European Committee for Ocean and Polar Sciences (ECOPS) (of the European Science Foundation and the Commission of the European Community).

Programmes and subgroups of particular interest to GLOBEC:

  1. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS, of SCOR and IGBP)
  2. Global Ocean Euphotic Zone Study (GOEZS, of IGBP)
  3. Land Ocean Interaction in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ, of IGBP)
  4. World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE, of SCOR and IOC but now under ICSU, WMO and IOC)
  5. Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS, of IOC, ICSU and WMO)
  6. Antarctic Coastal and Shelf Zone Processes (of SCAR/SCOR Group of Specialists on Southern Ocean Ecology GOS-SOE)
  7. Ecology of the Antarctic Sea-Ice Zone (EASIZ of the SCAR/SCOR GOS-SOE)
  8. Group of Specialists on Seals (of SCAR)
  9. Bird Biology Subcommittee (of SCAR)
  10. Working Group on Krill (of CCAMLR)
  11. Working Group on CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Programme (CEMP, of CCAMLR)
  12. Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment (of CCAMLR) (the three WGs of CCAMLR report to its Scientific Committee)