aurora banner

SCAR Meetings and Conferences

Here you will find the details and associated publications of symposia organized by SCAR or conributed to by SCAR representatives.


International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE) Synthesis Workshop 2008

September 2-5, 2008, Castine, Maine, USA


SCAR-CliC-IASC-ICPM Workshop 2007

22-24 October 2007, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, USA.


WCRP/CliC Global Prediction of the Cryosphere (GPC) Project Workshop 2007

8-9 October 2007, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK


CliC Scientific Steering Group Meeting 2006

4-8 December 2006, Boulder, Colorado

Scientific Steering Group meeting of the World Climate Research Programme's Cryosphere and Climate (CliC) Project


Workshop on Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability 2006

6-9 June 2006, Paris, France

Organized by the World Climate Research Programme and hosted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO in Paris. 


SCAR/CliC/ICPM Workshop on High Latitude Reanalyses 2006

10-12 April 2006British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK


Antarctic Wind Field Workshop 2006

13–15 March 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


CliC Scientific Steering Group Meeting 2005

6-9 November 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific Steering Group meeting of the World Climate Research Programme's Cryosphere and Climate (CliC) Project


Workshop on Recent High Latitude Climate Change 2004

6-8 December 2004, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA


6th International Glaciological Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1998

5-9 September 1998, Lanzhou, China

  • Proceedings and papers in: Annals of Glaciology (vol. 29), 1999. Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 302 pp. ISBN 0 946417 24 5

5th International Glaciological Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1993

5-11 September 1993, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Proceedings and papers in: Annals of Glaciology (vol. 20), 1994. Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 458 pp. ISBN 0 946417 14 8


BIOMASS Colloquium 1991

September 1991, Bremerhaven, Germany

  • Proceedings of the Colloquium - Southern Ocean ecology: the BIOMASS perspective. El-Sayed, S. Z. (ed). 1994. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 399 pp.

4th International Glaciological Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1987

7-11 September 1987, Bremerhaven, Federal Republic of Germany

  • Proceedings and papers in: Annals of Glaciology (vol. 11), 1988. Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 229 pp. ISBN 0 946417 02 4

SCAR Symposium on the Ross Sea 1981

17-18 October 1981, Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Proceedings of the SCAR Symposium on the Ross SeaJournal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, (vol. 11, No. 4), 1981. Wellington, Royal Society of New Zealand, 205 pp.

3rd International Glaciological Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1981

7-12 September 1981, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  • Proceedings and papers in: Annals of Glaciology (vol. 3), 1982. Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 362 pp. ISBN 0 9502484 4 4


SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Glacial History and World Palaeoenvironments 1977

17 August 1977, Birmingham, England

  • Antarctic Glacial History and World Palaeoenvironments, edited by E M van Zinderen Bakker: 172 pp., 1978. Rotterdam, A A Balkema. 


CMG/SCAR Symposium on Marine Geology 1976

18-19 August 1976, Sydney, Australia

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Circum-Antarctic Marine Geology, In: Marine Geology, 25, No 1/3, (Scientific Report No 35), edited by D E Hayes: 277 pp., 1977. Amsterdam, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co.

SCOR/SCAR Polar Oceans Conference 1974

May 1974, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Polar Oceans, edited by M J Dunbar. Proceedings of the Polar Oceans Conference held at McGill University, Montreal, May, 1974. 681 pp., 1977. Calgary, Arctic Institute of North America. 


SCAR/IUPS/IUBS Symposium on Human Biology and Medicine in the Antarctic 1972

19-21 September 1972, Cambridge, UK

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Polar Human Biology. Edholm, O. G. and Gunderson, E. K. E. (eds), 1973. London, Wm Heinemann Medical Books. 433 pp.

Conference on Antarctic Quaternary Studies 1972

9-12 August 1972, Canberra, Australia

  • Proceedings of the Conference - Palaeoecology of Africa and of the Surrounding Islands and Antarctica (Vol 8), edited by E M van Zinderen Bakker: 198 pp., 1973. Cape Town, A A Balkema.

SCAR Symposium on Technical and Scientific Problems affecting Antarctic Telecommunications 1972

10-16 May 1972, Sandejford, Norway 

  • Antarctic Telecommunications, edited by A H Sheffield: 402 pp., 1972, Cambridge SCAR. 

IAMAP/IAPSO/SCAR/WMO Symposium 1971

3-5 August 1971, Moscow, Russia

  • Energy Fluxes over Polar Surfaces: WMO Technical Note No 129 (WMO-No 361), edited by S Orvig: 300 pp., 1973. Geneva, World Meteorological Organization. 

SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Ice and Water Masses 1970

19 September 1970, Tokyo, Japan

  • Symposium on Antarctic Ice and Water Masses, edited by Sir George Deacon: 113 pp., 1971. Cambridge, SCAR.

SCAR/IASH Symposium on Antarctic Glaciological Exploration 1968

3-7 September 1968, Hanover, United States

  • International Symposium on Antarctic Glaciological Exploration (ISAGE). (IAHS Publication No 86), edited by A J Gow, C Keeler, C C Langway and W F Weeks: 543 pp., 1970. Gewntbrugge, International Association of Scientific Hydrology and Cambridge, SCAR.

Conference on Antarctic Quaternary Studies 1968

24-27 July 1968, Cambridge, UK

  • Proceedings of the Conference - Palaeoecology of Africa and of the Surrounding Islands and Antarctica, (Vol 5), edited by E M van Zinderen Bakker: 240 pp., 1969. Cape Town, A A Balkema.

SCAR/SCOR/IAPO/IUBS Symposium on Antarctic Oceanography 1966

13-16 September 1966, Santiago, Chile

  • Symposium on Antarctic Oceanography, edited by R I Currie. 268 pp., 1966. 

WMO/SCAR/ICPM Symposium on Polar Meteorology 1966

5-9 September 1966, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Polar Meteorology: WMO Technical Note No 87 (WMO-No 211 TP. 111): 540 pp., 1967. Geneva, World Meteorological Organization. 

SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Logistics 1962

13-17 August 1962, Boulder, Colorado, USA

  • Symposium on Antarctic Logistics: 778 pp., 1963. Washington DC, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.

IASH/SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1960

25 July-6 August 1960, Helsinki, Finland

  • Colloque sur la Glaciologie Antarctique/Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology (IASH Publication No 55): 162 pp., 1961. Gent-Brugge, de l'Association Internationale d'Hydrologie Scientifique.


The Presidium (Opening Ceremony)

Presidium
Robin Bell (Weyprecht Lecturer, at left) and Colin Summerhayes (Executive Director) at the start of the Weyprecht Lecture.
Presidium
From left, David Carlson and Uli Bathmann in the front row of the audience at the opening ceremony.
Presidium
Artur Chilingarov (Russian Duma, at left) and Louwrens Hacquebord (Co-Chair, Scientific Organising Committee).
Presidium
Elena Manaenkova (WMO) and Artur Chilingarov.
Presidium
SCAR President Chris Rapley at the podium introducing the SCAR medalists.
Presidium
Louwrens Hacquebord (Scientific Organising Committee) and Vladimir Kotlyakov (Co-Chair, Local Organising Committee.
Presidium
Chuck Kennicutt (Co-Chair, Scientific Organising Committee) and José Retamales (President of COMNAP).
Presidium
Elena Manaenkova, Artur Chilingarov, Louwrens Hacquebord and (standing) Colin Summerhayes.
Presidium
Elena Manaenkova, Artur Chilingarov, Louwrens Hacquebord, Vladimir Kotlyakov, Khotso Mokhele, Chuck Kennicutt, José Retamales, Chris Rapley and Kristjan Kristjansson (IASC President).
Presidium
Press Conference (from left to right): Vladimir Kotlyakov, Ian Allison (IPY Joint Committee Co-Chair), Kriss Iverson (President of APECS) and Irina Gorodetskaya (APECS).
Presidium
Press Conference (from left to right): Khotso Mokhele (ICSU), Ed Sarukhanian (WMO), Kristjan Kristjansson (IASC), Chris Rapley (SCAR), Artur Chilingarov (Duma), Vladimir Kotlyakov (Local Organising Committee), Ian Allison (IPY JC Co-Chair), Kriss Iverson and Irina Gorodetskaya (both APECS).
Presidium
Colin Summerhayes (SCAR Secretariat) and Volker Rachold (IASC Secretariat) as Masters of Ceremonies.

SCAR Gala Dinner

SCAR Gala Dinner
The SCAR/IASC Conference Cake.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Sparklers on the cake.
SCAR Gala Dinner
L Hacquebord (IASC), C Kennicutt (USA) and V Kotlyakov (Russia) with the cake.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Cutting the cake: the scientific organising committee co-chairs L Hacquebord (IASC) and C Kennicutt (SCAR).
SCAR Gala Dinner
SCAR President C Rapley with SCAR President's medalist V Kotlyakov.
SCAR Gala Dinner
SCAR President C Rapley, WMO IPY representative E Sarukhanian, V Kotlyakov, unknown representative, C Summerhayes (SCAR Secretariat).
SCAR Gala Dinner
SCAR Reception, 7 July: C Rapley (SCAR President), R Bell (Weyprecht Lecturer), E Sarukhanian (WMO IPY Representative), V Kotlyakov.
SCAR Gala Dinner
General view of the SCAR Dinner with, in the foreground, I Allison at left and V Rachold (IASC) at right.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Ed Sarukhanian making speeches.
SCAR Gala Dinner
The Kennicutt family.
SCAR Gala Dinner
The entertainment.
SCAR Gala Dinner
More entertainment.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Ed Sarukhanian demonstrates dance steps.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Grand finale, with Ed Sarukhanian receiving applause.

The SCAR Open Science Conferences are held every two years to draw attention to Antarctic issues. They provide an opportunity for scientists from a variety of disciplines and countries to present their work, to network and become more involved in SCAR science activities.

If you are interested in hosting the biennial SCAR Meetings, please see:

Examples of successful bids:


7th Open Science ConferenceSCAR OSC 2016 Logo

XXXIV SCAR, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-30 August 2016

See also:


6th Open Science Conference

XXXIII SCAR, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 August to 3 September 2014 

See also:

pdf SCAR Open Science Conference 2014 - Abstracts (with COMNAP Symposium) (3.62 MB)

4th Open Science Conference

XXXI SCAR, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3-6 August 2010

Conference Abstracts:

4th SCAR Open Science Conference - Antarctica: Witness to the Past and Guide to the Future. Submitted Abstracts. S. Marenssi (editor), 2010. Cambridge, SCAR. CD-ROM. ISBN 978 0 948277 24 5

2nd Open Science Conference

XXIX SCAR, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 12-14 July 2006

folder Planning Activities for SCAR Open Science Conference 2006


 1st Open Science Conference

XXVIII SCAR, Bremen, Germany, 26-28 July 2004


Research by the humanities and social sciences community is becoming increasingly important within Antarctic research. In 2005, a group looking at the history of the institutionalisation of Antarctic research held the first of its annual meetings.  But it wasn't until the International Polar Year 2007-2008, which included “human dimensions” as a major theme, that social sciences began to emerge within the Antarctic community.  A social sciences group was established in 2010 and became the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) in 2014.  The History Group was granted expert group status in 2011. 

Since 2013, the two groups have held joint meetings, organising workshops and conference sessions at SCAR's Open Science Conferences (OSCs), and holding joint conferences in the intervening years.

 

2017 HASSEG Conference

"Depths and Surfaces: understanding the Antarctic region through the Humanities and Social Sciences"

5-7 July 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


2015 SCAR Humanities Boulder

2015 Joint SCAR History, Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

"Antarctic Wilderness: Perspectives from History, the Humanities and the Social Sciences"

20-23 May 2015, Colorado State University, USA

HumsWorkshop2013 group pic

2013 Joint SCAR History EG and SCAR Social Sciences AG Workshop

A joint workshop was held by the History EG and Social Sciences AG at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK from 1-5 July 2013. The workshop was co-sponsored by SCAR and BAS. 

 


The first Antarctic Geology Symposium was held jointly with IUGS (the International Union of Geological Sciences) in September 1963 and initially was held at irregular intervals, interspersed with conferences on Antarctic Quaternary Studies and marine geology.  Since 1987, the International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES) has been held regularly every four years and alternates with SCAR's Biology Symposium.

XIII ISAES will be held in 2019 in South Korea.


XII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 2015

13-17 July 2015, Goa, India


XI International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 2011

July 2011, Edinburgh, UK

Publications resulting from the Symposium:

  • Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth-Surface Processes. M.J. Hambrey, P.F. Barker, P.J. Barrett, V. Bowman, B. Davies, J.L. Smellie & M. Tranter (eds), 2013. Bath: Geological Society Publishing House, 506 pp. ISBN: 978-1-86239-363-9
  • Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution. S.L. Harley, I.C.W. Fitzsimons & Y. Zhao (eds), 2014. Bath: Geological Society Publishing House, 237 pp. ISBN: 978-1-86239-367-7

X International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 2007

26 August - 1 September 2007, Santa Barbara, California, USA

  • Symposium website
  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World—Online Proceedings for the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Alan Cooper, Carol Raymond and the 10th ISAES Editorial Team (eds), 2007. - includes 11 keynote papers, 109 short research papers, 217 extended abstracts, 3 meeting and workshop reports and the symposium programme book. All are available for free download in PDF format.

IX International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 2003

9th SCAR/IUGS International Symposium of Antarctic Earth Sciences

2003, Potsdam, Germany

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Antarctica : contributions to global earth sciences. D K Futterer, D Damaske, G Kleinschmidt, H Miller and F Tessensohn (eds), 2006. Berlin: Springer, 477 pp.

VIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 1999

8th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences

July 1999, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Antarctica at the close of a Millennium. J A Gamble, D N B Skinner & S Henrys (ed), 2002.

VII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 1995

7th SCAR/IUGS Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences

10-15 September 1995, Siena, Italy

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - The Antarctic region: geological evolution and processes. C A Ricci (ed), 1997. Siena, Terra Antartica Publication, 1206 pp.

VI International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 1991

6th SCAR/IUGS Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences

9-13 September 1991, Saitama, Japan,

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Recent Progress in Antarctic Earth Science. Y Yoshida, K Kaminuma and K Shiraishi (ed). 1992. Tokyo, Terra Scientific Publishing Company, 796 pp.

V International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 1987

5th SCAR/IUGS Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences

23-28 August 1987, Cambridge, UK

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Geological evolution of Antarctica. M R A Thomson, J A Crame and J W Thomson (ed), 1991. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 722 pp.

IV International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 1982

4th SCAR/IUGS Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences

16-20 August 1982, Adelaide, Australia

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Antarctic Earth Science. R L Oliver, P R James & J B Jago (ed), 1983. Canberra, Australian Academy of Science and Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 697 pp.

III International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 1977

3rd SCAR/IUGS Symposium on Antarctic Geology and Geophysics

22-27 August 1977, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Antarctic Geoscience. C Craddock (ed), 1982. Madison, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1172 pp.

II International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 1970

2nd SCAR/IUGS Symposium on Antarctic Geology and Solid Earth Geophysics

6-15 August 1970, Oslo, Norway

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Antarctic Geology and Geophysics (IUGS Series B No 1) edited by R J Adie: 876 pp., 1972, Universitetsforlaget.

I International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 1963

1st SCAR/IUGS Symposium on Antarctic Geology

16-21 September 1963, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Antarctic Geology, edited by R J Adie: 758 pp., 1964. Amsterdam, North Holland Publishing Co

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
c/o Scott Polar Research Institute
University of Cambridge
Lensfield Road
Cambridge, CB2 1ER, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1223 336550
info@scar.org