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Applications for SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships are open until 1st June . . . .
2016 Tinker-Muse Prize is open for nominations until 11 May . . . .
Abstract submission is now open for the SCAR 2016 OSC in Malaysia. Visit http://www.scar2016.com for more information . . .
Make a nomination for the SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research or the SCAR Medal for International Coordination. Open until 31 March 2016 . . .
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 . . .
SCAR is Celebrating Women in Antarctic Research! Learn more about our Wikibomb . . .
“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

2016

SCAR Open Science Conference Side Meeting Schedule Now Available

5 February 2016: We would like to inform you that the Side Meeting Schedule for the SCAR Open Science Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 20-30 August is now available. You can see the list of meetings here:...

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2016

Mapping the geology of Antarctica

4 February 2016: The SCAR GeoMAP (Geological Mapping Update of Antarctica) action group is facilitating an integrated programme to promote the capture of existing geological map data, update its spatial reliability, improve representation of...

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2016

SCAR Life Sciences Member Updates

4 February 2016: Contributed by G Hoise, M Shepanek and Y Ropert-Coudert, SSG-LS Officer The Standing Science Group on Life Sciences (SSG-LS) welcomes three new early career researchers as APECS representatives to participate as observers in SSG-LS...

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