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SCAR Meetings and Conferences

The XXXV SCAR Delegates Meeting will be held in Room A Davos at the Davos Congress Centre.  Registration is from 13:00 on Sunday 24 June in the Congress Centre Foyer.  The Delegates Meeting Icebreaker Reception will be held from 16:00 on 24 June, also in the Congress Centre. 

The Delegates Dinner will be held on Monday 25 June at 19:00 in room Pischa/Parsenn.  Tickets will be issued for the dinner as places are limited and Observers may not be able to attend. 

Information about accommodation is available via the POLAR 2018 website.

Papers for the meeting are available to view and download from the Meeting Papers page.

Papers for the XXXV SCAR Delegates Meeting 2018

Details about the meeting venue and social events are available on the information page.


Meeting Papers

Paper No. Agenda Item Document Title Date Posted / Revised
SDM 01   Summary Agenda (rev 4) 7 June 2018
SDM 02   List of Papers (rev 4) 7 June 2018
SDM 03   Annotated Agenda and Timetable 13 June 2018
SDM 04 2.1 Belarus Application for Associate Membership of SCAR 14 May 2018
[SDM 05] 2.1 Luxembourg Application for Associate Membership of SCAR - postponed (no paper)  
SDM 06 2.2 Honorary Membership - Professor Jerónimo López-Martínez 16 May 2018
SDM 07 2.3 SCAR Membership, current and potential, and status of membership arrears 11 June 2018
SDM 08 4.1.1 Antarctic Climate Change in the 21st Century (AntClim21) 8 May 2018
SDM 09 4.1.2 Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) 10 May 2018
SDM 10 4.1.3 Solid Earth Responses and Influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE) 11 June 2018
SDM 11 4.1.4 State of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntEco) 16 May 2018
SDM 12 4.1.5 Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica (AAA) (includes proposal for a new Scientific Group for Astro Sciences) 5 June 2018
SDM 13 4.1.6 Antarctic Thresholds – Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation (AnT-ERA) 8 May 2018
SDM 14 4.2 New Scientific Research Programmes 5 June 2018
SDM 14a 4.2.1 Proposed Scientific Research Programme Planning Group: Integrated Conservation Planning for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean (Ant-ICON) (rev 1) 6 June 2018
SDM 14b 4.2.2 Proposed Scientific Research Programme Planning Group: Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimnow) 7 June 2018
SDM 14c 4.2.3 Proposed Scientific Research Programme Planning Group: Antarctic IceSsheet dynamics & global Sea Level (AISSL) 23 June 2018
SDM 15 4.3.1 Geosciences Group  (rev 1) 20 June 2018
SDM 16 4.3.2 Life Sciences Group (rev 1) 17 June 2018
SDM 17 4.3.3 Physical Sciences Group 23 May 2018
SDM 18 4.3.4 Proposal for a Scientific Group - Humanities and Social Sciences 5 June 2018
SDM 19 4.4.1 Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) 8 May 2018
SDM 20 4.4.2 History Expert Group 8 May 2018
SDM 21 4.4.3 Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) 11 June 2018
SDM 22 4.4.4 Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) 16 May 2018
SDM 23 4.4.5 Southern Ocean Acidification Report 6 June 2018
SDM 24 4.4.6 ICSU-ISSC Merger 8 May 2018
SDM 25 4.4.7 ICED Programme (Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean) 10 May 2018
SDM 26 4.4.8 The future of ISMASS (Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level) 10 May 2018
SDM 27 5.1 Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM) 16 May 2018
SDM 28 5.2 Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI) 5 June 2018
SDM 29 5.3 SCAR Products over 60 years 7 June 2018
SDM 30 6.1 SCAR Partnerships, MoUs and other agreements (rev 1) 5 June 2018
SDM 31 6.2 WMO-SCAR Fellowship 8 May 2018
SDM 32 7.1 Antarctic Treaty Secretariat Report 7 June 2018
SDM 33 7.2 Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System 8 May 2018
SDM 34 7.3 Antarctic Environments Portal: Update 6 June 2018
SDM 35 7.4 Advice to other bodies 6 June 2018
SDM 36 8.1 SCAR Fellowship Programme 6 June 2018
SDM 37 8.2 SCAR Visiting Professor Scheme 6 June 2018
SDM 38 8.3 The Tinker-Muse Prize 6 June 2018
SDM 39 8.4 Capacity Building, Education and Training, including future plans 22 May 2018
SDM 40 9.1 SCAR Communication Activities 6 June 2018
SDM 41 9.2 SCAR Member Reports and their future 10 May 2018
SDM 42 9.3 Highlighting the role and activities of SCAR Groups, Union Members and National Committees 7 June 2018
[SDM 43] 10.1 Overview of OSC in Davos - oral report (no paper)  
SDM 44 11.1 Executive Committee Report 14 May 2018
SDM 45 11.2 Secretariat Report 13 June 2018
SDM 46 / 46A 11.3 Amendments to election procedure for President (Rules of Procedure) (combined as a single document) 22 May 2018
SDM 47 11.4 International Council for Science and Changes to SCAR Documentation 8 May 2018
SDM 48 11.5 SCAR Logo Change 11 June 2018
SDM 49 13.1 Finance Report 16 June 2018
SDM 50 13.2 Financial Statement for 2016 6 June 2018
SDM 51 13.2 Financial Statement for 2017 11 June 2018
SDM 52 13.3 Revised Budget for 2018 11 June 2018
SDM 53 13.4 Revised Budget for 2019 11 June 2018
SDM 54 13.5 Draft Budget for 2020 7 June 2018
SDM 55 13.6 SCAR Development Council 23 May 2018
SDM 56 15.1 Summary of Action Items from 2018 Delegates Meeting (to be produced at the meeting)  
SDM 57 2.1.3
Application of Ukraine for Full Membership 19 June 2018
SDM 58 2.1.4 (new) Application of Portugal for Full Membership 24 June 2018

Report Templates

XXXV SCAR Delegates Meeting, 25-26 June 2018

Details of the venue and the overall schedule of Polar2018 events can be found at: www.polar2018.org

Separate registration is required for the SCAR Business and side meetings (June 15th to 18th) and Open Science Conference (June 19th to 23rd).  Early bird registration rates for the Open Science Conference close on March 31st.  Registration details can be found at: www.polar2018.org/registration.html

Advice on accommodation and an online booking form (for accommodation from June 13th through to June 29th) can be found at: www.polar2018.org/accommodation.html

Details of visa requirements are available from: www.polar2018.org/visa-information.html

Here you will find the details and associated publications of symposia organized by SCAR or conributed to by SCAR representatives.


International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE) Synthesis Workshop 2008

September 2-5, 2008, Castine, Maine, USA


SCAR-CliC-IASC-ICPM Workshop 2007

22-24 October 2007, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, USA.


WCRP/CliC Global Prediction of the Cryosphere (GPC) Project Workshop 2007

8-9 October 2007, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK


CliC Scientific Steering Group Meeting 2006

4-8 December 2006, Boulder, Colorado

Scientific Steering Group meeting of the World Climate Research Programme's Cryosphere and Climate (CliC) Project


Workshop on Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability 2006

6-9 June 2006, Paris, France

Organized by the World Climate Research Programme and hosted by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO in Paris. 


SCAR/CliC/ICPM Workshop on High Latitude Reanalyses 2006

10-12 April 2006British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK


Antarctic Wind Field Workshop 2006

13–15 March 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


CliC Scientific Steering Group Meeting 2005

6-9 November 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific Steering Group meeting of the World Climate Research Programme's Cryosphere and Climate (CliC) Project


Workshop on Recent High Latitude Climate Change 2004

6-8 December 2004, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA


6th International Glaciological Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1998

5-9 September 1998, Lanzhou, China

  • Proceedings and papers in: Annals of Glaciology (vol. 29), 1999. Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 302 pp. ISBN 0 946417 24 5

5th International Glaciological Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1993

5-11 September 1993, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Proceedings and papers in: Annals of Glaciology (vol. 20), 1994. Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 458 pp. ISBN 0 946417 14 8


BIOMASS Colloquium 1991

September 1991, Bremerhaven, Germany

  • Proceedings of the Colloquium - Southern Ocean ecology: the BIOMASS perspective. El-Sayed, S. Z. (ed). 1994. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 399 pp.

4th International Glaciological Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1987

7-11 September 1987, Bremerhaven, Federal Republic of Germany

  • Proceedings and papers in: Annals of Glaciology (vol. 11), 1988. Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 229 pp. ISBN 0 946417 02 4

SCAR Symposium on the Ross Sea 1981

17-18 October 1981, Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Proceedings of the SCAR Symposium on the Ross SeaJournal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, (vol. 11, No. 4), 1981. Wellington, Royal Society of New Zealand, 205 pp.

3rd International Glaciological Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1981

7-12 September 1981, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  • Proceedings and papers in: Annals of Glaciology (vol. 3), 1982. Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 362 pp. ISBN 0 9502484 4 4


SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Glacial History and World Palaeoenvironments 1977

17 August 1977, Birmingham, England

  • Antarctic Glacial History and World Palaeoenvironments, edited by E M van Zinderen Bakker: 172 pp., 1978. Rotterdam, A A Balkema. 


CMG/SCAR Symposium on Marine Geology 1976

18-19 August 1976, Sydney, Australia

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Circum-Antarctic Marine Geology, In: Marine Geology, 25, No 1/3, (Scientific Report No 35), edited by D E Hayes: 277 pp., 1977. Amsterdam, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co.

SCOR/SCAR Polar Oceans Conference 1974

May 1974, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Polar Oceans, edited by M J Dunbar. Proceedings of the Polar Oceans Conference held at McGill University, Montreal, May, 1974. 681 pp., 1977. Calgary, Arctic Institute of North America. 


SCAR/IUPS/IUBS Symposium on Human Biology and Medicine in the Antarctic 1972

19-21 September 1972, Cambridge, UK

  • Proceedings of the Symposium - Polar Human Biology. Edholm, O. G. and Gunderson, E. K. E. (eds), 1973. London, Wm Heinemann Medical Books. 433 pp.

Conference on Antarctic Quaternary Studies 1972

9-12 August 1972, Canberra, Australia

  • Proceedings of the Conference - Palaeoecology of Africa and of the Surrounding Islands and Antarctica (Vol 8), edited by E M van Zinderen Bakker: 198 pp., 1973. Cape Town, A A Balkema.

SCAR Symposium on Technical and Scientific Problems affecting Antarctic Telecommunications 1972

10-16 May 1972, Sandejford, Norway 

  • Antarctic Telecommunications, edited by A H Sheffield: 402 pp., 1972, Cambridge SCAR. 

IAMAP/IAPSO/SCAR/WMO Symposium 1971

3-5 August 1971, Moscow, Russia

  • Energy Fluxes over Polar Surfaces: WMO Technical Note No 129 (WMO-No 361), edited by S Orvig: 300 pp., 1973. Geneva, World Meteorological Organization. 

SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Ice and Water Masses 1970

19 September 1970, Tokyo, Japan

  • Symposium on Antarctic Ice and Water Masses, edited by Sir George Deacon: 113 pp., 1971. Cambridge, SCAR.

SCAR/IASH Symposium on Antarctic Glaciological Exploration 1968

3-7 September 1968, Hanover, United States

  • International Symposium on Antarctic Glaciological Exploration (ISAGE). (IAHS Publication No 86), edited by A J Gow, C Keeler, C C Langway and W F Weeks: 543 pp., 1970. Gewntbrugge, International Association of Scientific Hydrology and Cambridge, SCAR.

Conference on Antarctic Quaternary Studies 1968

24-27 July 1968, Cambridge, UK

  • Proceedings of the Conference - Palaeoecology of Africa and of the Surrounding Islands and Antarctica, (Vol 5), edited by E M van Zinderen Bakker: 240 pp., 1969. Cape Town, A A Balkema.

SCAR/SCOR/IAPO/IUBS Symposium on Antarctic Oceanography 1966

13-16 September 1966, Santiago, Chile

  • Symposium on Antarctic Oceanography, edited by R I Currie. 268 pp., 1966. 

WMO/SCAR/ICPM Symposium on Polar Meteorology 1966

5-9 September 1966, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Polar Meteorology: WMO Technical Note No 87 (WMO-No 211 TP. 111): 540 pp., 1967. Geneva, World Meteorological Organization. 

SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Logistics 1962

13-17 August 1962, Boulder, Colorado, USA

  • Symposium on Antarctic Logistics: 778 pp., 1963. Washington DC, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.

IASH/SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology 1960

25 July-6 August 1960, Helsinki, Finland

  • Colloque sur la Glaciologie Antarctique/Symposium on Antarctic Glaciology (IASH Publication No 55): 162 pp., 1961. Gent-Brugge, de l'Association Internationale d'Hydrologie Scientifique.


The Presidium (Opening Ceremony)

Presidium
Robin Bell (Weyprecht Lecturer, at left) and Colin Summerhayes (Executive Director) at the start of the Weyprecht Lecture.
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From left, David Carlson and Uli Bathmann in the front row of the audience at the opening ceremony.
Presidium
Artur Chilingarov (Russian Duma, at left) and Louwrens Hacquebord (Co-Chair, Scientific Organising Committee).
Presidium
Elena Manaenkova (WMO) and Artur Chilingarov.
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SCAR President Chris Rapley at the podium introducing the SCAR medalists.
Presidium
Louwrens Hacquebord (Scientific Organising Committee) and Vladimir Kotlyakov (Co-Chair, Local Organising Committee.
Presidium
Chuck Kennicutt (Co-Chair, Scientific Organising Committee) and José Retamales (President of COMNAP).
Presidium
Elena Manaenkova, Artur Chilingarov, Louwrens Hacquebord and (standing) Colin Summerhayes.
Presidium
Elena Manaenkova, Artur Chilingarov, Louwrens Hacquebord, Vladimir Kotlyakov, Khotso Mokhele, Chuck Kennicutt, José Retamales, Chris Rapley and Kristjan Kristjansson (IASC President).
Presidium
Press Conference (from left to right): Vladimir Kotlyakov, Ian Allison (IPY Joint Committee Co-Chair), Kriss Iverson (President of APECS) and Irina Gorodetskaya (APECS).
Presidium
Press Conference (from left to right): Khotso Mokhele (ICSU), Ed Sarukhanian (WMO), Kristjan Kristjansson (IASC), Chris Rapley (SCAR), Artur Chilingarov (Duma), Vladimir Kotlyakov (Local Organising Committee), Ian Allison (IPY JC Co-Chair), Kriss Iverson and Irina Gorodetskaya (both APECS).
Presidium
Colin Summerhayes (SCAR Secretariat) and Volker Rachold (IASC Secretariat) as Masters of Ceremonies.

SCAR Gala Dinner

SCAR Gala Dinner
The SCAR/IASC Conference Cake.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Sparklers on the cake.
SCAR Gala Dinner
L Hacquebord (IASC), C Kennicutt (USA) and V Kotlyakov (Russia) with the cake.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Cutting the cake: the scientific organising committee co-chairs L Hacquebord (IASC) and C Kennicutt (SCAR).
SCAR Gala Dinner
SCAR President C Rapley with SCAR President's medalist V Kotlyakov.
SCAR Gala Dinner
SCAR President C Rapley, WMO IPY representative E Sarukhanian, V Kotlyakov, unknown representative, C Summerhayes (SCAR Secretariat).
SCAR Gala Dinner
SCAR Reception, 7 July: C Rapley (SCAR President), R Bell (Weyprecht Lecturer), E Sarukhanian (WMO IPY Representative), V Kotlyakov.
SCAR Gala Dinner
General view of the SCAR Dinner with, in the foreground, I Allison at left and V Rachold (IASC) at right.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Ed Sarukhanian making speeches.
SCAR Gala Dinner
The Kennicutt family.
SCAR Gala Dinner
The entertainment.
SCAR Gala Dinner
More entertainment.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Ed Sarukhanian demonstrates dance steps.
SCAR Gala Dinner
Grand finale, with Ed Sarukhanian receiving applause.