SCAR Lecture at ATCM XL in Beijing given by Tim Naish
SCAR Early-Career Fellowships open for applications until 1 July . . . .
The SCAR Strategic Plan 2017-2022 is now available to view and download from the Future Plans section . . . .
“A View Beyond the Horizon: Future Directions in Antarctic Science” - the Horizon Scan identified the most compelling questions for Antarctic research over the next 20 years ...

Antarctica & Climate

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The climate, physical and biological properties of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are closely coupled to the global environment by the ocean and the atmosphere.

Ice Sheets & Under the Ice

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International, intensive field programmes aim at understanding the dynamics of Antarctica's ice sheets, ice shelves, glaciers, sea ice and the continent hidden beneath kilometres of ice.

Ecosystems & Biodiversity

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Life scientists strive to understand the evolution and diversity of life in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to determine how these processes have produced unique Antarctic ecosystems.

The Poles as a Vantage Point

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Antarctica has unique characteristics that make it a highly desirable vantage point for near-Earth, upper atmosphere, solar, astrophysical and astronomical observations.

Observing Systems

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Integrated, multi-disciplinary observations are needed to understand and predict the response of biota to changes in the Southern Ocean and on the Antarctic continent. 

SCAR, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research,

is a body of ICSU, the International Council for Science, and it is charged with the initiation, promotion and co-ordination of scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. SCAR also provides international, independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty system and other bodies.

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SCAR June 2017 Newsletter

Check out SCAR's June Newsletter! In this issue: SCAR News- Biology videos wanted; Updates from our groups on ice sheet mass balance, Antarctic sea ice, and biogeochemistry and sea ice; Resources for SCAR Fellowship applicants; Polar Educators...

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Going deeper in Antarctica with SCAR's Fellowships

In a recent interview with *Research Professional, SCAR’s Executive Director, Jenny Baeseman answers questions from Gretchen Ransow about SCAR’s mission and the benefits of the SCAR Fellowships as well as a few tips and tricks for those...

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Taking the Temperature of the Antarctic Continent

The geothermal heat flux to the base of the Antarctic ice sheet is inherently difficult to measure, yet accurate estimates are necessary to better understand cryosphere dynamics. This is crucial to improve models of ice discharge and sea level...

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