Data and Products


SCAR promotes free and unrestricted access to Antarctic data and information by promoting open and accessible archiving practices.  SCAR aims to be a portal to data repositories of Antarctic scientific data and information.

SCAR encourages the community to make maximum use of all data; to develop and operate mechanisms to facilitate the collection, storage, retrieval and dissemination of data and information for the common good; and to ensure that these mechanisms are effective.

SCAR's Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM) facilitates co-operation between scientists and nations with regard to scientific data, and advises on the development of the Antarctic Data Directory System.  The Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI) manages and enhances the geographic framework for Antarctic scientific research, operations, environmental management, and tourism.

SCAR Products include:

Former SCAR Products include:

For earlier SCAR products and services, see the archive website.