- Finance and administration
- Fishery monitoring and compliance
- Information technology
Executive services coordinates the Secretariat’s annual program of work. An executive secretary, appointed by the Commission, manages the development, implementation and monitoring of internal policies and procedures for:
- the Secretariat
- management and fiscal accountability
- serving as an ambassador for the Commission’s work and promoting mutually beneficial networks and relationships.
The key role of Communications services is to provide logistical and technical support for the operation of the Commission in its four official languages. In this role, Communications Services:
- provides professional translation and interpretation support to the annual meetings of the Commission, including the translation of relevant reports and supporting documents of the Commission, Scientific Committee and their subsidiary bodies
- develops and implements the Secretariat’s Communication Strategy to raise the profile of CCAMLR locally and internationally
- coordinates the management of information internally in the Secretariat
- manages publications and other related information resources.
In addition to providing critical support to the Secretariat's executive and other technical and support services, Finance and Administration:
- maintains best-practice standards for the administration of the Secretariat’s financial resources, personnel management, workplace policies and procedures and the maintenance of the Secretariat’s physical assets
- administers the Secretariat’s responsibilities described in the Headquarters Agreement between the Commission and the Government of Australia (54.17 KB)
- provides administrative and professional support for the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF)
- liaises with local organisations such as occupational health and safety, accounting, audit standards and workplace relations.
Fishery Monitoring and Compliance services supports the work of CCAMLR through:
- expert administrative, logistical and technical support to the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC)
- administrative and coordinating support for operational programs implemented by the Commission including maintenance of CCAMLR’s IUU Vessel Lists, coordinating reporting relating to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and the efficient operation of the Commission’s Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Catch Documentation Scheme.
As the focal point for the Secretariat’s work with fishery monitoring and reporting on compliance with conservation measures and other decisions, Fisheries Monitoring and Compliance Services is a key user of CCAMLR data.
Data services provides a core business function to Members, the Scientific Committee and subsidiary bodies and the Commission directly or in collaboration with other Secretariat services. Data Services:
- maintains the Secretariat’s Data Centre
- liaises with data owners, providers and stakeholders
- is responsible for data administration standards and procedures, processing and validation, technical tools and analytical services, risk management, security and presentation to business users of comprehensive, high-quality CCAMLR data.
These data provide an essential platform for decision–making by the Commission, Scientific Committee and subsidiary bodies, and to support other Secretariat services.
Information Technology services manages the acquisition and maintenance of reliable, cost-effective and secure information and communications technology infrastructure that supports the business requirements of the Secretariat. In addition, IT Services manages:
- computing and communications infrastructure
- administration and technical support for applications and helpdesk services, including computing-related training within the Secretariat.
Primarily, Science services provides technical and administrative support to the work of the Scientific Committee and its subsidiary bodies, which includes:
- maintaining close consultative arrangements with the Chair of the Scientific Committee and the conveners of working groups
- undertaking assimilation and analysis of scientific and fishery data and information for consideration by the Scientific Committee
- providing administrative and coordinating support to technical programs including CCAMLR’s Scheme of International Scientific Observation, CCAMLR’s Ecosystem Monitoring Program, tagging initiatives and marine debris monitoring.