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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:


9th Open Science Conference

XXXVI SCAR, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 31 July to 11 August 2020

"Antarctic Science - Global Connections"

Polar 2018 logo8th Open Science Conference

XXXV SCAR, Davos, Switzerland, 15-26 June 2018

"Where the Poles come together"

SCAR-IASC Open Science Conference 2018 website

Conference Abstracts:

pdf Polar 2018: Where the Poles come together - Abstract Proceedings (9.13 MB)

6th Open Science Conference

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

Conference Abstracts:

pdf SCAR Open Science Conference 2014 - Abstracts (with COMNAP Symposium) (3.62 MB)

5thOpen Science Conference

XXXII SCAR, Portland, Oregon, USA, 16-19 July 2012

Conference Abstracts:

pdf SCAR Open Science Conference 2012 - Abstracts (3.85 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

Folder Planning Activities for SCAR Open Science Conference 2006

 1st Open Science Conference

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