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Chapter 8 of Science in the Snow (2nd edition)

Chapter 8 - The Achievements of SCAR

For more than 50 years SCAR has helped to enhance the scientific understanding of Antarctica and its environs, moving on over time from its initial role of helping to ensure the legacy of the International Geophysical Year of 1957–58, in which SCAR was created, to highlight the role of Antarctica in the global Earth System. SCAR adds value to national scientific research in the Antarctic by encouraging co-operation and synthesis, providing a pan-Antarctic view beyond the capability of any one nation.


  • Scientific advice on conservation and environmental management
  • SCAR products
  • Observing systems
  • 2009 Review of SCAR
  • The Secretariat