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SCAR Meetings and Conferences

 

General Information

We understand that travel funding is often one of the main limitations for people to attending conferences. Unfortunately, SCAR does not have specific funds set aside to help support travel/registration for SCAR conferences and symposia.  The vast majority of SCAR funds are allocated to its groups to support their activities. Some of these groups use parts of their budgets to support travel/registration costs for people participating in their group business meetings held at SCAR conferences and/or to help encourage new participants to join their efforts.  If you are part of a SCAR group, you may wish to contact the group chair to see if they are planning to award any funds for this purpose. However, please keep in mind that these groups have small budgets ($1000-5000 USD), so large amounts of support for individuals is not possible.  If funds do become available, announcements will be made through the SCAR group email list or posted on the SCAR website.

In addition, from time to time, national funding calls are coordinated to support participation in SCAR events. You may want to contact the SCAR Delegate and/or your SCAR National Committee contact to see if there are specific funds to support attendance of participants from your country at SCAR's conferences and symposia. You can find the contact information for SCAR Delegates, National Committees, and Group Leaders under the About Us/Leadership section of the SCAR website.

Further, APECS has put together a helpful resource on finding travel funding, "Tips for Finding Funding", which may be of interest to you.

 

SCAR 2020

Details of funding being offered by SCAR groups for the OSC in August 2020 is available on their News pages:

Other groups may be advertising funding through their mailing lists - find them through the Science section.

SCAR2020 COMNAP Vert CMYK webOSC 2020: Practical Information for Convenors

This page contains practical information for lead convenors of sessions at the 2020 SCAR Open Science Conference. It will be updated when new information becomes available.

Conference website

Draft session list

 

SCAR logo 2018 blue background webInformation about the 2019 SCAR Executive Committee Meeting

The 2019 SCAR Executive Committee Meeting will be held on 30-31 July in the Grand Hotel Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in conjunction with the COMNAP Annual General Meeting.  The SCAR ExCom Meeting is preceeded by a one-day workshop of the Programme Planning Groups (PPGs).  Accommodation is also at the meeting venue:

Grand Hotel Plovdiv
2, Zlatiu Boyadjiev str.
4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Tel: + 359/32 934 163
Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.grandhotelplovdiv.bg


COMNAP AGM

For security reasons, all SCAR meeting attendees need to register with COMNAP after arrival.  The registration desk will be open from 10:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 28 July, and each morning between 08:00 and 08:30.  During the meetings, all coffee and lunch breaks will be taken with the COMNAP delegates.  SCAR attendees are included in the COMNAP Icebreaker Reception (19:00 to 21:30 on 28 July) and the AGM Conference Dinner (19:00 until late).  Buses will be provided by COMNAP to and from the Conference Dinner.  Please note that, while there is no dress code for the SCAR meetings, you will need to be smartly dressed for the COMNAP social events.

Useful background information is provided on the COMNAP AGM website.


SCAR Dinner

On 31 July, SCAR will host a dinner for all attendees still in Plovdiv.  A table has been reserved from 20:00 at Restaurant Hebros, ul. "Konstantin Stoilov", Plovdiv, a 15-minute walk from the Grand Hotel (see Google Maps for directions).  Information about the restaurant can be found on their Tripadvisor and Facebook pages. 


Taxis

The internet is full of warnings about unscrupulous Bulgarian taxi drivers so you should book any taxi rides in advance with reputable companies, or ask at hotel reception.  Transfers to and from Sofia Airport have been confirmed with Unitrans, who are based in Plovdiv:

Unitrans
Office: +359 89 444 8441 (whatsapp, viber)
Mobile: +359 87 620 3111
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.unitransbg.com

Other companies listed on the COMNAP AGM website are:
- YES Trans Taxi Company https://yestrans.eu/ +359 898 60 82 76
- Taxi for YOU Taxi Company http://taxiforyou.eu/ +359 895 710 841; +359 898 736 715
- GS Travel https://gstravel-bg.com/en/ +359 894 86 60 04
- True Drivers https://truedrivers.net/bg/ +359 89 72 27 771


Local Organiser

If you need any advice or assistance while in Bulgaria, please contact Marta, who is a member of the organising committee:
Mrs Marta Blunt
Tel: +359 878 111 245
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Meeting Papers

Papers for the meeting are available to view and download from the Meeting Papers page.

 

SCAR logo 2018 blue background webPapers for the 2019 SCAR Executive Committee Meeting

Details about the meeting venue and social events are available on the information page.


Meeting Papers

Paper No. Agenda Item Document Title Date Posted / Revised
1 all Summary Agenda and Schedule 24 July 2019
2 all List of Papers 24 July 2019
3 4 Report from AntClim21 SRP 11 July 2019
4 4 Report from AntEco SRP 11 July 2019
5 4 Report from AnT-ERA SRP 11 July 2019
6 4 Report from PAIS SRP 11 July 2019
7 4 Report from SERCE SRP 11 July 2019
8 5 AIDSL PPG Science and Implementation Plan 11 July 2019
9 5 AntClimNow PPG Science and Implementation Plan 11 July 2019
10 5 Ant-ICON PPG Science and Implementation Plan 26 July 2019
11 6 Hobart 2020 progress 29 July 2019
12 7 Report from Geosciences Group 11 July 2019
13 7 Report from Life Sciences Group  11 July 2019
14 Report from Physical Sciences Group  11 July 2019
15 8 Report from SCADM  11 July 2019
16 Report from SCAGI  17 July 2019
17 8 Report from SC-HASS  11 July 2019
18 Report from AAA Expert Group  11 July 2019
19 10 Report from SCATS  17 July 2019
20 10  Other Policy Related Activities  25 July 2019
21 11  Report on SCAR Structural Review  26 July 2019
22 12  CBET Report  24 July 2019
23 13  Finance Update  26 July 2019
24 13b  Financial Statement for 2018  25 July 2019
25 13c  Revised Budget for 2019 25 July 2019
26 13d  Revised Budget for 2020  25 July 2019
27 13e  Draft Budget for 2021  25 July 2019
28 14  Secretariat Report  25 July 2019
29 14b  SCAR Communications Activities  31 July 2019

 
Complete meeting papers folder

 

Report Templates

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.