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SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (CGA)
Entry ID: SCAR_Gazetteer

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Abstract: The SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (CGA) has been compiled over a period of 19 years (commenced 1992) and consists of 36,620 names that correspond to 18,623 features. The place names information has been submitted by the national names committees from 22 countries and compiled by Roberto Cervellati and Chiara Ramorino from the Italian Antarctic names committee - Comitato per i nomi ... View entire text

Purpose: The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) initiates, promotes and co-ordinates a wide range of scientific research programmes in Antarctica, many of which involve significant international collaboration. The SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SC-AGI) co-ordinates the provision of a geographic reference for scientific activities in Antarctica and the ... View entire text
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Quality Data validation
The ideal procedure for compiling the CGA is as follows:

1. to collate the official publications issued by the different countries;
2. to manipulate the data in order to transform data into a homogeneous set; and
3. to have the new dataset validated by the representative of countries.

Unfortunately conditions a) and c) have not always been fulfilled. Nevertheless, for the sake of completeness, those data which had not come from an official publication and those which have not received final validation have been included in the CGA. The different sources and status of validation are shown in Annex E.
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AU/AADC > Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ROBERTO CERVELLATI
Phone: +39 06 3048 4816
Fax: +39 06 3048 4893
Email: roberto.cervellati at casaccia.enea.it
Contact Address:
Progetto Antartide
ENEA CR - Casaccia
Post Office Box 2400
City: Rome AD
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Italy
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Personnel
ROBERTO CERVELLATI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 3048 4816
Fax: +39 06 3048 4893
Email: roberto.cervellati at casaccia.enea.it
Contact Address:
Progetto Antartide
ENEA CR - Casaccia
Post Office Box 2400
City: Rome AD
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Italy
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2011-01-27
SERF Last Revision Date: 2014-07-07
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