SCAR inaugurated the Visiting Scholars Programme in 2013. The core purpose of the Visiting Scholar Scheme (previously Visiting Professor Scheme), is to build capacity in countries with smaller or less-developed Antarctic research programmes. Since the initiation of the programme, 26 SCAR Visiting Scholarships have been awarded.
2021 Visiting Scholars
Dr Faradina Merican
Malaysia to British Antarctic Survey, UK
Understanding antibiotic resistance in eukaryotic algae: Possible competitive mechanism for survival innaturalextreme environments?
Prof Hongjie Xie
USA to Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Capacity building of Antarctic research on remote sending of sea ice, ice sheets and ice shelves, and on the better understanding of Antarctica's contribution to global sea level rise.
Dr Jeronimo Lopez-Martinez
Spain to Mexican Agency for Antarctic Studies, Mexico
To provide advice for developing Antarctic research activities and participation in SCAR
2020 Visiting Scholars
Italy to Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Use of automated monitoring systems for biological studies on seabirds
India to Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, USA
Trends and variabilities of extreme temperature and precipitation events in Antarctica
2019 Visiting Scholars
Ukraine to Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Recognising the need for improvements and standardization of methods in krill larvae measurements and taxonomy
Finland to University of Cape Town, South Africa
Boosting sea-ice ecosystem and biogeochemistry education and research in South Africa
Belarus to Victoria University of Wellington and New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI), New Zealand
To build capacity in the Belarusian SCAR community for conducting research strongly related to SCAR scientific groups and programmes
2018 Visiting Scholars
France to Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, Brazil
Enhance research collaboration with FURG on penetration of anthropogenic carbon in the Antarctic Ocean, and build strong, efficient, and up to date automated systems for the measurements of carbonate properties.
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India to British Antarctic Survey, UK
Build scientific capacity in palaeoclimate research and a sustainable collaborative research partnership between the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR, India), and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS, UK).
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2017 Visiting Professors
Republic of Korea to ITU Polar Research Center, Turkey
Providing advice on expedition environmental protection and safety as well as delivering public lectures.
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Canada to Universided de la Republica, Uruguay
Instructor on summer field school on King George Island and mentoring researchers and students new to Antarctic research in Montevideo.
Proposed Date: January 2018
France to National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, India
Training to help develop expertise in Southern Ocean Paleoceanography, public lectures and developing wider collaborations.
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France to Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa
Training curators and biologists in dealing with Southern Ocean cephalopod beaks, establishing reference collection and a series of seminars and public talks.
2016 Visiting Professors
New Zealand to Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science
Introducing SCAR and helping Iran make decisions about developing its own Antarctic research programme
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USA to Museo de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Giving lectures and collaborative working sessions on the practice and uses of biostratigraphy
2015 Visiting Professors
UK to National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, India
To develop cooperative cross-disciplinary work through ice core data and climate modelling
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UK to University of Tromsø, Norway
Mentoring a new generation of marine geoscientists
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2014 Visiting Professors
Mario De Stefano
Italy to Chile
Collaborative research with INACH colleagues starting to work with Antarctic diatoms
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Canada to South Africa
Workshop for SANAP researchers and mentoring of graduate students on rock weathering
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Spain to South Africa
Helping to set up a high pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer (HPLC-MS), and training research students in sample preparation, analysis and interpretation.
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2013 Visiting Professors
USA to Malaysia
Delayed until 2016/17
Australia to South Africa
Running a course to provide instruction in the methods used by the Southern Ocean CPR Survey
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USA to the Republic of Korea
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Australia to Chile
Comparison of the Antarctic science/policy interface in Chile and Australia, and to understand the importance of Punta Arenas as an Antarctic Gateway
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Sweden to the Republic of Korea
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