The SCAR Open Science Conferences are held every two years to draw attention to Antarctic issues. They provide an opportunity for scientists from a variety of disciplines and countries to present their work, to network and become more involved in SCAR science activities.
If you are interested in hosting the biennial SCAR Meetings, please see:
Examples of successful bids:
- pdf Bid from Australia for Hobart 2020 (1.79 MB)
- pdf Bid from Switzerland for Davos 2018 (632 KB)
- pdf Bid from Malaysia for Kuala Lumpur 2016 (195 KB)
- pdf Bid from New Zealand for Auckland 2014 (256 KB)
9th Open Science Conference
XXXVI SCAR, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 31 July to 11 August 2020
"Antarctic Science - Global Connections"
The 2020 SCAR Open Science Conference and SCAR Delegates Meeting will be held in the Antarctic gateway city of Hobart, Tasmania. The COMNAP AGM will run concurrently with the SCAR OSC.
SCAR COMNAP 2020 will include a full programme of meetings, symposia, side events and social events, structured to encourage particpation at both forums. Our theme 'Antarctic Science: Global Connections' recognises the significance of the scientific connections between Antarctica and the global system. It also reflects the strongly connected Antarctic science community and, in the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty system, the importance of collaboration in Antarctic science.
Visit the SCAR COMNAP 2020 website for more information.
8th Open Science Conference
XXXV SCAR, Davos, Switzerland, 15-26 June 2018
"Where the Poles come together"
11 September 2018128 KB160 downloads
11 September 201898 KB126 downloads
11 September 201882 KB102 downloads
Meeting Highlights by Juliana D'Andrilli, published in Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, DOI: 10.1002/lob.10275
7th Open Science Conference
XXXIV SCAR, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-30 August 2016
"Antarctica in the Global Earth System: From the Poles to the Tropics"
30 August 2016461 downloads
30 August 2016494 KB258 downloads
6th Open Science Conference
XXXIII SCAR, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 August to 3 September 2014
"Global Messages from Antarctica"
03 September 2014310 downloads
03 September 20142.15 MB191 downloads
03 September 2014460 KB181 downloads
03 September 2014552 KB208 downloads
03 September 2014114 KB196 downloads
5thOpen Science Conference
XXXII SCAR, Portland, Oregon, USA, 16-19 July 2012
"Antarctic Science and Policy Advice in a Changing World"
19 July 2012219 KB159 downloads
19 July 2012244 KB192 downloads
19 July 2012552 KB234 downloads
19 July 20124.30 MB215 downloads
19 July 2012943 KB148 downloads
4th Open Science Conference
XXXI SCAR, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3-6 August 2010
"Antarctica – Witness to the Past and Guide to the Future"
06 August 2010296 KB176 downloads
06 August 2010304 KB193 downloads
06 August 2010358 KB166 downloads
3rd Open Science Conference
XXX SCAR, St Petersburg, Russia, 8-11 July 2008
"Polar Research – Arctic and Antarctic perspectives in the International Polar Year"
2nd Open Science Conference
XXIX SCAR, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 12-14 July 2006
"Antarctica in the Earth System"
1st Open Science Conference
XXVIII SCAR, Bremen, Germany, 26-28 July 2004
"Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the Global System"