SCAR is pleased to announce the recipients of the Visiting Scholarships.
Scholarships have been awarded to Dr Angelika Renner (Norway), Dr Silvia Dotta (Brazil) and Dr Theodore Scambos (USA).
Dr Angelika Renner will visit the British Antarctic Survey, UK. Her project will explore "environmental and behavioural drivers of Antarctic krill distribution in the South Orkney Islands region through individual-based modelling and observational records".
Dr Silvia Dotta will visit the Scott Polar Research Institute, UK. The objective of her visit is 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.
Dr Theodore Scambos will visit the Instituto Antártico Argentino, Argentina. The main purpose of his visit is to prepare for potential field work in the Larsen B embayment region, analyse calving styles, track ongoing elevation and ice flow velocity changes, and measure the present-day ocean properties of the water adjacent to the glaciers.
For this round of Visiting Scholarships we received 15 applications. The Visiting Scholarship scheme is directed at scientists and academics, more than five years after completing their PhD, whose work contributes to the research objectives of SCAR. It offers them opportunity to undertake a short-term visit to another SCAR member country to provide or receive training or mentoring. The ultimate goal is to promote capacity building in the host and home countries, and to develop long-term links and partnerships, leading to advances in Antarctic research.
Details of the previous Visiting Scholars can be found on the SCAR Visiting Scholar webpages.
Applications for the 2023 Visiting Scholarships will open later this year.