This paper reports on the various activities conducted by or involving SCAR that relate directly to CCAMLR or are of potential interest to CCAMLR. This includes a report on progress with the new Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA), SCAR-MarBIN, the Action Group on Continuous Plankton Recorder research and the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) projects. CAML has been developing links with the CCAMLR-IPY Survey. The new SCAR-MarBIN data portal continues to gather information on marine biodiversity in Antarctic and both SCAR-MarBIN and CPRAG have been involved with CCAMLR’s Bioregionalisation Workshop with the provision of data and expertise. The SCAR/SCOR Oceanography Expert Group convened a meeting to develop the Southern Ocean Observing System. SCAR commissioned a report of the State of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Climate Systems. SCAR is also a co-sponsor of both Southern Ocean GLOBEC and a new body ICED (Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics). A detailed summary of this report is provided as a supplementary information paper CCAMLR-XXVI/BG/37.