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 Norway for Oslo in 2026 (179 KB)
- pdf Bid from Chile for Pucón in 2024 (5.74 MB)
- pdf Expression of Interest from India for Hyderabad 2022 (190 KB)
- 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)
Bid from New Zealand for Auckland 2014
XXXVII SCAR, Online, 1-10 August 2022
"Antarctica in a Changing World"
The conference was hosted by the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India.
The conference consisted of:
- 11 main events
- 48 parallel session
- 5 workshops
- 5 satellite meetings
- 945 abstracts
- 2726 registered participants
SCAR 2020 Online
SCAR 2020 Online was held during the week of the original OSC (3rd-7th August 2020) with a combination of live streaming and recorded presentations. There were plenary presentations, mini-symposia, workshops, discussion forums and interactive opportunities. Related events, including many sessions from the planned physical conference, were held during the weeks before and after the main conference. SCAR 2020 Online consisted of:
- 24 key events
- 21 related events
- 2712 registered participants from 60 countries
- 584 virtual displays.
Authors who submitted abstracts for the physical conference were invited to upload additional materials, such as posters, presentations and videos, for display. A Book of Abstracts was produced containing the abstracts accepted for the cancelled Hobart OSC.
Many of the presentations, mini-symposia and workshops were recorded and are now available through the SCAR YouTube channel:
pdf Book of Abstracts (6.17 MB) (abstracts accepted for the cancelled Hobart OSC)
Some information from the SCAR 2020 Online website has been retained. Please contact the Secretariat if you need access.
9th Open Science Conference
The physical 2020 conference and meetings were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
XXXVI SCAR was scheduled to be held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia from 31 July to 11 August 2020
For more information about the cancellation read the LOC's statement.
"Antarctic Science - Global Connections"
31 October 2019357 KB2164 downloads
30 April 2019208 KB471 downloads
8th Open Science Conference
XXXV SCAR, Davos, Switzerland, 15-26 June 2018
"Where the Poles come together"
11 September 2018128 KB814 downloads
11 September 201898 KB739 downloads
11 September 201882 KB722 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 20161283 downloads
30 August 2016494 KB924 downloads
6th Open Science Conference
XXXIII SCAR, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 August to 3 September 2014
"Global Messages from Antarctica"
03 September 2014814 downloads
03 September 20142.15 MB668 downloads
03 September 2014460 KB635 downloads
03 September 2014552 KB645 downloads
03 September 2014114 KB613 downloads
5th Open Science Conference
XXXII SCAR, Portland, Oregon, USA, 16-19 July 2012
"Antarctic Science and Policy Advice in a Changing World"
19 July 2012219 KB509 downloads
19 July 2012244 KB656 downloads
19 July 2012552 KB649 downloads
19 July 20124.30 MB727 downloads
19 July 2012943 KB569 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 KB548 downloads
06 August 2010304 KB558 downloads
06 August 2010358 KB568 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"
Photographs from 3rd Open Science Conference - XXX SCAR Science Week:
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"
28 July 200494 KB1170 downloads
28 July 20045.66 MB986 downloads
28 July 200467 KB714 downloads