There are three elements to the organizational structure of the IAMC. The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) is the principal governing body of the IAMC and the principal point of contact for the IAMC. The SSC organizes and oversees the work of the IAMC. Most of the work of the IAMC is implemented through Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) that draw on IAMC members. The SSC will also create the Advisory Council, a consultative body, which provides advice and counsel to the IAMC.