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SCAR focuses its science efforts on high priority topical areas through its Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs), of which there are currently six:

AAA Project AAA Z.Shang telescope fieldworkAstronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica - AAA

This Scientific Research Programme aims to coordinate astronomical activities in Antarctica in a way that ensures the best possible outcomes from international investment in Antarctic astronomy, and maximizes the opportunities for productive interaction with other disciplines.

 

AntClim21 Project AntClim21 ncAntarctic Climate Change in the 21st Century - AntClim21

This Scientific Research Programme aims to deliver improved regional projections of key elements of the Antarctic atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere for the next 20 to 200 years, and to understand the responses of the physical and biological systems (through multi-disciplinary collaboration) to natural and anthropogenic climate drivers.

 

AntECO Project AntEco C.D.AmslerState of the Antarctic Ecosystem - AntEco

This Scientific Research Programme aims to increase the scientific knowledge of biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems that, coupled with increased knowledge of species biology, can be used for the conservation and management of Antarctic ecosystems.

 

AnT ERA Project AnT ERA ncAntarctic Thresholds - Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation - AnT-ERA

This Scientific Research Programme aims to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and for the support of research on biological processes at ecological time scales especially related to environmental change.

 

PAIS Project OpMet L.CarolPast Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics - PAIS

This Scientific Research Programme aims to improve understanding of the sensitivity of East, West, and Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheets to a broad range of climatic and oceanic conditions and to improve confidence in predictions of ice sheet and sea level response to future climate change and ocean warming.

 

SERCE Project SORP L.Talley Climate CentralSolid Earth Responses and influences on Cryospheric Evolution - SERCE

This Scientific Research Programme aims to advance understanding of the interactions between the solid earth and the cryosphere to better constrain ice mass balance, ice dynamics and sea level change in a warming world.

 

 

For information on the procedure to establish a new Scientific Research Programme, please see pdf the SRP Guidelines document (121 KB) .