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SCAR 60th Anniversary

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In 2018, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) marked six decades of successful international collaboration. Since its first meeting in The Hague on 3-5 February 1958, SCAR has grown an international network of thousands of scientists who share a common ambition to carry out Antarctic science for the benefit of society.

SCAR ISC at 60 logo webWith a membership representing the scientific communities of 44 countries, SCAR is instrumental in initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean. As an inter-disciplinary committee of the International Science Council (ISC), SCAR provides objective and independent advice to international bodies such as the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

For more information on the 60th Anniversary of SCAR, see the pdf  pdf 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet (104 KB)  and the folder press releases .

SCAR celebrated its 60th anniversary at its 35th Meeting and the Open Science Conference (POLAR2018) in Davos, Switzerland, from 15-26 June 2018.

SCAR's Anniversary Celebration
60 Years of Science Facilitation and Advice

The celebration of SCAR’s 60th anniversary was held on 18 June and was open to all attendees of the Polar 2018 Open Science Conference.  A video on the history of SCAR "60 Years of Science Facilitation and Advice" was presented, followed by a panel of speakers discussing what SCAR meant to them. 

Watch the SCAR history video: "60 Years of Science Facilitation and Advice"