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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

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6th Open Science Conference

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

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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

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 1st Open Science Conference

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