The DBAR Secretariat reports to the SSC and is responsible for carrying out the day to day work and communications with all scientists, organizations, stakeholders and countries involved in the DBAR Science Program.
It will also be responsible for organizing the DBAR conferences and meetings. In addition, it will set up, maintain and update the DBAR Website. It will produce regular DBAR Science Program Newsletters, reporting on progress and new activities carried out by the DBAR participants. It will also be charged with searching and subsequently informing all participants of any "Open Calls for Proposals" from international and national funding agencies. The Secretariat will also be responsible for producing the required operational and financial reports.