Antarctic Digital Magnetic Anomaly Project by multi-national scientific communities                                                                Last updated: Sep. 18th. 2014
1) IAGA Resolution #4 (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 1993) 


noting the international interest in Antarctic geology because of Antarctica’s central position in Gondwanaland, resulting in a large number of geophysical surveys in Antarctica, and
 noting the success of collaborative efforts in making a map and digital database of magnetic anomalies for the Arctic region,

recommends that all countries carrying out research in Antarctica of relevance to geomagnetism cooperate with the IAGA Working Group V.9 subcommittee on magnetic anomalies of the polar regions for the production of a database for a magnetic anomaly map of Antarctica and its surrounding oceans.

2) SCAR Recommendation XXIII-5 (Rome, Italy, Aug. 1994)

recognizing the value of regional magnetic compilations for enhancing the understanding of continental-scale geological features and encouraging further work, and

noting IAGA WGV.9 Resolution #4 (1993),
  the Solid Earth Geophysics Working Group recommends the creation and publication of a magnetic anomaly map and digital database for the Antarctic continent and surrounding oceans, and encourages all countries holding magnetic data to contribute those data to the project.

3) IAGA Resolution #1 (Uppsala, Sweden, Aug. 1997)

noting the ability of satellites to provide unparalleled spatial and temporal coverage of observations of the Earth’s magnetic and gravity fields, and

recognizing the revolutionary contribution that an extended time-series of such observations would make to a wide spectrum of geoscientific and space science studies, and

welcoming the present plans by several nations to launch potential-field satellites within the next 5 years,

considers that now is a favorable time for an international effort to promote and coordinate satellite surveys to achieve, for the first time, continuous monitoring of geopotential field variability in the near-Earth environment, and

recommends that an “International Decade for Geopotential-Field Research” be declared to provide an international focus for such efforts

4) IAGA Resolution #1 (Uppsala, Sweden, Aug. 1997)

recognizing the importance of obtaining world-wide coverage of gravity and magnetic data, and

recognizing the technical difficulties of routing satellites over regions close to the geographic poles,

urges the community to consider using conventional land, marine, and airborne methods for completing gravity and magnetic anomaly coverage in the polar regions.

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