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 SCAR inaugurated the Visiting Scholars Programme in 2013. The core purpose of the Visiting Scholar Scheme (previously Visiting Professor Scheme), is to build capacity in countries with smaller or less-developed Antarctic research programmes. Since the initiation of the programme, 26 SCAR Visiting Scholarships have been awarded. 


2022 Visiting Scholars

Angelika Renner webDr Angelika Renner

Norway to British Antarctic Survey, UK

Environmental and behavioural drivers of Antarctic krill distribution in the South Orkney Islands region through individual-based modelling and observational records.



Silvia Dotta webDr Silvia Dotta

Brazil to Scott Polar Research Institute, UK

To share experiences on education and historical and scientific dissemination processes of the Antarctic mentality to different audiences in formal and non-formal education spaces. 


T Scambos webDr Theodore Scambos

USA to Instituto Antártico Argentino, Argentina 

To prepare for potential field work in the Larsen B embayment.

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2021 Visiting Scholars

Silvia OlmastroniDr Faradina Merican

Malaysia to British Antarctic Survey, UK

Understanding antibiotic resistance in eukaryotic algae: Possible competitive mechanism for survival in natural extreme environments?



Pranab DebProf Hongjie Xie

USA to Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Capacity building of Antarctic research on remote sensing of sea ice, ice sheets and ice shelves, and on the better understanding of Antarctica's contribution to global sea level rise.



Pranab DebDr Jeronimo Lopez-Martinez

Spain to Mexican Agency for Antarctic Studies, Mexico

To provide advice for developing Antarctic research activities and participation in SCAR.

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2020 Visiting Scholars

Silvia OlmastroniDr Silvia Olmastroni

Italy to Australian Antarctic Division, Australia

Use of automated monitoring systems for biological studies on seabirds.

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Pranab DebDr Pranab Deb

India to Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, USA

Trends and variabilities of extreme temperature and precipitation events in Antarctica.




2019 Visiting Scholars

Larysa Samchyshyna webLarysa Samchyshyna

Ukraine to Australian Antarctic Division, Australia

Recognising the need for improvements and standardization of methods in krill larvae measurements and taxonomy.


Letizia Tedesco webLetizia Tedesco

Finland to University of Cape Town, South Africa

Boosting sea-ice ecosystem and biogeochemistry education and research in South Africa.



Sergey Kakareka webSergey Kakareka

Belarus to Victoria University of Wellington and New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI), New Zealand

To build capacity in the Belarusian SCAR community for conducting research strongly related to SCAR scientific groups and programmes.


2018 Visiting Scholars

Catherine Goyet webCatherine Goyet

France to Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, Brazil

Enhance research collaboration with FURG on penetration of anthropogenic carbon in the Antarctic Ocean, and build strong, efficient, and up to date automated systems for the measurements of carbonate properties.
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Mahesh webMahesh Badanal

India to British Antarctic Survey, UK

Build scientific capacity in palaeoclimate research and a sustainable collaborative research partnership between the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR, India), and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS, UK).
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2017 Visiting Professors

Yeadong Kim

Republic of Korea to ITU Polar Research Center, Turkey

Providing advice on expedition environmental protection and safety as well as delivering public lectures.

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Dermot Antoniades

Canada to Universided de la Republica, Uruguay

Instructor on summer field school on King George Island and mentoring researchers and students new to Antarctic research in Montevideo.
Proposed Date: January 2018


Xavier Crosta

France to National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, India

Training to help develop expertise in Southern Ocean Paleoceanography, public lectures and developing wider collaborations.

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Yves Cherel

France to Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa

Training curators and biologists in dealing with Southern Ocean cephalopod beaks, establishing reference collection and a series of seminars and public talks.



2016 Visiting Professors

Bryan Storey VS 2016 web

Bryan Storey

New Zealand to Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science

Introducing SCAR and helping Iran make decisions about developing its own Antarctic research programme.
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Judd Case VS 2016 webJudd Case

USA to Museo de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Giving lectures and collaborative working sessions on the practice and uses of biostratigraphy.


2015 Visiting Professors

John Turner

UK to National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, India

To develop cooperative cross-disciplinary work through ice core data and climate modelling.
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Robert Larter

UK to University of Tromsø, Norway

Mentoring a new generation of marine geoscientists.
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2014 Visiting Professors

Mario De Stefano

Italy to Chile
Collaborative research with INACH colleagues starting to work with Antarctic diatoms.
No report available

Kevin Hall

Canada to South Africa
Workshop for SANAP researchers and mentoring of graduate students on rock weathering.
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Carme Huguet

Spain to South Africa
Helping to set up a high pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer (HPLC-MS), and training research students in sample preparation, analysis and interpretation.
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2013 Visiting Professors

Andrew Fountain

USA to Malaysia
Delayed until 2016/17

Graham Hosie

Australia to South Africa
Running a course to provide instruction in the methods used by the Southern Ocean CPR Survey.
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Philip Kyle

USA to the Republic of Korea
No report available 

Tony Press

Australia to Chile
Comparison of the Antarctic science/policy interface in Chile and Australia, and to understand the importance of Punta Arenas as an Antarctic Gateway.
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Anna Wåhlin

Sweden to the Republic of Korea
No report available