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SCAR EXCOM 2019 Paper 11: Hobart 2020 Progress

SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
30-31 July, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

SCAR EXCOM 2019 Paper 11: Hobart 2020 Progress

Progress towards SCAR OSC 2020

Agenda Item: 6
Person Responsible: Catherine Ritz

Report Authors: Catherine Ritz and Chandrika Nath


The 9th SCAR Open Science Conference themed ‘Antarctic Science – Global Connections’, and XXXVI Delegates meeting will take place in Hobart from July 31st to August 11th 2020, concurrently with the COMNAP 2020 AGM. Meeting venues have been secured, a Professional Conference Organiser has been appointed and the event website ( is now operational. The first event circular has been distributed to the community along with two calls inviting input on the list of sessions. Key issues for discussion at the 2019 ExCom meeting include:

  • Topics and speakers for plenary sessions and mini-symposia
  • Parallel sessions list
  • Agreement of the event schedule and registration fee schedule
  • Other issues, including environmental sustainability/remote participation