2017 News

Report available on SCAR 2016 Meetings in Kuala Lumpur

1XXXIV SCAR logo lowresThe final report of the SCAR Meetings in August 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is now available. The events were attended by 955 delegates from 43 countries including scientists, researchers, policy makers representing scientific organisations, research institutes, universities and scientific bodies from all over the world. The Open Science Conference had 41 sessions with 434 oral presentations from 34 countries and 349 poster presentations from 34 countries.

The Opening Ceremony was officiated by the Honorable Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau in which he announced the ratification of Malaysia into the Madrid Protocol effective from 16 September 2016.


2scar2016 peopleThe SCAR 2016 meetings included the “Women in Antarctic Research” – Wikibomb Event which was held on 23 August 2016 at the conference venue. To raise the profile and recognize the contribution of women Antarctic scientists 110 Wikipedia profiles of Antarctic women scientists from 30 countries were launched during the event.


The meetings saw the 2016 Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica awarded to Professor Robert DeConto. The SCAR Medal for Scientific Coordination was awarded to Dr Heinrich Miller and the Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research was awarded to Dr Robert Dunbar. The Presidents Medal was awarded to Prof Francisco Herve.