The latest edition of the SCAR Newsletter, April 2015, is available to view and download . . .
Applications for the SCAR and COMNAP Fellowship Schemes are open until 3rd June . . .
Nominations are open for the 2015 Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica until 13 May on the Muse Prize website . . .
Under construction! The content of this new-look SCAR website will be updated and improved over the coming months. Please bear with us ...
“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

JB icesheet breakup homeblock

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

MDS ice sheet homeblock

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

RockMac colony MickMackey homeblock

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

SPT aurora homeblock

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

Observing Systems

AVdP SCAR observing homeblock

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 Committe 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.

If you would like to subscribe to SCAR news, please sign up here

Recent news

2015

APS Special Issues

21 April 2015: In March 2015, the journal Advances in Polar Science (APS) published a special issue focusing on "Current Status of the Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems of Maritime Antarctic...

- read more
2015

Vacancy: SCAR Executive Director

8 April 2015: The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) seeks an Executive Director. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the development of SCAR by: Implementing the...

- read more
2015

SOOS Week!

2 April 2015: SOOS (the Southern Ocean Observing System) is holding two international workshops alongside the annual SOOS Scientific Steering Committee meeting, to be hosted by the Institute for...

- read more
Read all the news »