This year, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) marks 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.
With a membership representing the scientific communities of 43 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 will celebrate its 60th year anniversary at its 35th Meeting and the Open Science Conference (POLAR2018) at Davos in Switzerland from 15-26 June 2018.
Please join us for the following event:
SCAR's Anniversary Celebration
60 Years of Science Facilitation and Advice
18:30, June 18th 2018, Davos A
This celebration of SCAR’s 60th anniversary is open to all attendees of Polar2018.
A video on the history of SCAR will be presented followed by a panel of speakers discussing what SCAR means to them.
Drinks and light snacks will then be served.
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