space banner6

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 webSCAR 2020 Online has now concluded but you can access plenary presentations, mini-symposia, panel discussions, conference sessions and much more on our SCAR 2020 Online YouTube channel.

If you would like to see posters and other materials uploaded by the abstract authors, you can still register to access the OnAIR portal for free.  Full details are on the SCAR 2020 Online website.