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SCAR General News

The deadline for submission of abstracts to the SCAR2020 Open Science Conference has been extended until 5pm AEST on 6th March 2020. 

Abstracts can be submitted here. 

SCAR COMNAP 2020 will include a full program of meetings, symposia, side events and social events including the COMNAP Symposium, public SCAR lecture, and exhibition and poster sessions all structured to encourage SCAR and COMNAP attendee participation. SCAR COMNAP 2020 will be held in the gateway city Hobart, Tasmania. It promises to be a world class event, capitalising on Hobart’s unique status as the gateway to East Antarctica and the home of Australia’s premier Antarctic institutions.

The SCAR Open Science Conference 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.

Program overview
2 August 2020            COMNAP Symposium
3-7 August 2020        SCAR Open Science Conference
3-6 August 2020        COMNAP XXXII Annual General Meeting 
10-11 August 2020    SCAR XXXVI Delegates Meeting

Invitation to submit an abstract to the Open Science Conference 
We invite the submission of abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentations. The session list provides guidance on the thematic areas covered at SCAR 2020. There is no abstract submission fee and you may submit as many abstracts as you like as presenting author, but if demand for oral presentation slots is high, you may subsequently be asked to limit the number of oral presentations you deliver.

To submit your abstract, please go to

Important deadlines 
31 October 2019        Abstract submission opens 
1 January 2020           Early Bird registration opens 
6 March 2020             Final deadline abstract submission
15 April 2020              Early Bird Registration closes
16 April 2020              General Registration 
1 July 2020                  Late Registration

Onsite Registration for OSC (at Late Registration Rate) will be available onsite from 31 July 2020
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hobart in August 2020!