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Welcome to The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is a thematic organisation of the International Science Council (ISC), and was created in 1958. SCAR is charged with initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic region (including the Southern Ocean), and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. SCAR provides objective and independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings  and other organizations such as the UNFCCC and IPCC on issues of science and conservation affecting the management of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. Learn more about us, and about our science and policy advice activities.

SCAR 2020 Online Square webWe are delighted to announce that SCAR 2020 Online has now opened for registration. Registration is free and open to all. For more information visit our conference website www.scar2020.org.

A series of independently-organised, related events has started, including some online parallel sessions originally scheduled for the physical meeting in Hobart. If you would like to find out about events happening this week, please go to our Conference page.