2016 Tinker-Muse Prize is open for nominations until 11 May . . . .
SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships are open for applications until 1st June . . .
The SCAR Visiting Professor Scheme is open for applications until 30 June 2016 . . . .
Register before 5 May for the early bird rate. More information at www.scar2016.com . . .
SCAR is Celebrating Women in Antarctic Research! Learn more about our Wikibomb . . .
The Monaco Assessment - examining how far the conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean biodiversity is achieving the targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 . . .
“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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Recent news


The SCAR Visiting Professor Scheme 2016

13 April 2016: SCAR is pleased to announce the launch of its 'Visiting Professor Scheme 2016'. The scheme is designed to encourage the active involvement of scientists and academics in Antarctic research, and to strengthen international capacity...

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Deadline for nominations for the SCAR “Celebrating Women in Antarctica” Wikibomb

11 April 2016: The deadline for nominating outstanding Antarctic Women is this Friday, 15th April. We have received a number of great nominations but would like to encourage the Antarctic research community to nominate more influential female...

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SCAR-COMNAP-APECS Fellowship Application webinar

4 April 2016: Join us for a webinar on our fellowships and tips for successful applications on April 18th at 1900 UTC. Preparing a successful fellowship application is a skill. Often, lack of success with applications is not due to a poor research...

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