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A list of frequently used acronyms regarding polar organisations and polar legislation.



AEON Antarctic Environmental Officers Network
AFIM Antarctic Flight Info rmation Manual
AMD Antarctic Master Directory
ASMA Antarctic Specially Managed Area
ASOC Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
ASPA Antarctic Specially Protected Area
ATCM Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
ATCP Antarctic Treaty Consultative Party
ATS Antarctic Treaty System


BAS British Antarctic Survey
BELARE Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition


CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
CCAMLR Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCAS Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals
CDS Catch Documentation Scheme
CEE Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation
CEP Committee for Environmental Protection
COMNAP Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
CRAMRA Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities


DROMLAN Dronning Maud Land Air Network
DROMSHIP Dronning Maud Land Ship Network


EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
EPB European Polar Board
EPICA European Project for Ice Coring Antarctica


FARO Forum of Antarctic Research Operators


GCMD Global Change Master Directory


HSM Historic Sites and Monuments


IAATO International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators
ICRW International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions
IEE Initial Environmental Evaluation
IGBP International Geosphere Biosphere Programme
IGY International Geophysical year
IHB International Hydrographic Bureau
IMO International Maritime Organization
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPY International Polar year
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
IUU Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (fishing)


MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships


NADC National Antarctic Data Centre
NGO Non Governmental Organisation
NSF National Science Foundation


PAME Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment


SAER State of the Antarctic Environment Report
SC-ADM Committee on Antarctic Data Management
SCALOP Standing Committee on Antarctic Logistic and Operations
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SOLAS International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
SPA Specially Protected Area
SPRS Ship Positioning Reporting System


UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate


WCRP World Climate Research Programme
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WMP Waste Management Plan


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