The SCAR Strategic Plan 2017-2022 is now available to view and download from the Future Plans section . . . .
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Learn more about our Wikibomb and how we are "Celebrating Women in Antarctic Research" . . .
The Monaco Assessment - examining how far the conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean biodiversity is achieving the targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 . . .
“A View Beyond the Horizon: Future Directions in Antarctic Science” - the Horizon Scan identified the most compelling questions for Antarctic research over the next 20 years ...

Antarctica & Climate

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The climate, physical and biological properties of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are closely coupled to the global environment by the ocean and the atmosphere.

Ice Sheets & Under the Ice

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International, intensive field programmes aim at understanding the dynamics of Antarctica's ice sheets, ice shelves, glaciers, sea ice and the continent hidden beneath kilometres of ice.

Ecosystems & Biodiversity

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Life scientists strive to understand the evolution and diversity of life in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to determine how these processes have produced unique Antarctic ecosystems.

The Poles as a Vantage Point

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Antarctica has unique characteristics that make it a highly desirable vantage point for near-Earth, upper atmosphere, solar, astrophysical and astronomical observations.

Observing Systems

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Integrated, multi-disciplinary observations are needed to understand and predict the response of biota to changes in the Southern Ocean and on the Antarctic continent. 

SCAR, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research,

is a body of ICSU, the International Council for Science, and it is charged with the initiation, promotion and co-ordination of scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. SCAR also provides international, independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty system and other bodies.

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Recent news

2017

SCAR’s Life Sciences Chief Officer Yan Ropert-Coudert Named 2017 PEW Marine Fellow

23 February 2017: Quoted from: Pew Charitable Trusts "The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform...

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2017

Travel Support for Graduate Students and Early Career Scientists to attend the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate

21 February 2017: The Physical Science Group of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Commission on Polar Meteorology (ICPM) of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) have...

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2017

SCAR February 2017 Newsletter

Check out SCAR's Febraury 2017 newsletter! SCAR NewsCalls for abstracts for the SCAR Biology Symposium, the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, and an Airborne Geodesy workshop, an announcement on Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics...

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