The Scientific and Technical Committees are established by SB, with the approval of GC, as ongoing groups and are organized according to scientific or technical subjects.
Each Committee is responsible for overseeing the activities of their subsidiary bodies and for determining priorities for consideration by SB and GC. Details on the functions, membership
and leadership of the Committees and on the election procedure for a Committee Chairman are described in Rules 13
of the Rules of Procedure.
Scientific Committees are responsible for the planning, direction, and overseeing of major themes within the Organization’s general scientific aims.
Technical Committees are responsible for facilitating the technical and operational activities required to support the Organization’s science.