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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


3rd Snow Science Winter School

25 October 2016: The 3rd Snow Science Winter School, organised by the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF and the Finnish Meteorological Institute, will take place from 12th to 18th February at the FMI Arctic Research Centre in...

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Update from SCAR's SERCE group

25 October 2016: Following a successful SCAR meeting in Kuala Lumpur in August, the Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryosphere Evolution (SERCE) Scientific Research Programme of SCAR has rotated leadership, and will now be jointly headed up...

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Register for Polar Interoperability Workshop

25 October 2016: Registration is open for the upcoming "Polar Connections" Interoperability Workshop and Assessment Process, to be held from 7-10 November at the European Space Agency’s research institute, ESRIN, in Frascati, Rome, Italy. The...

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