The presence and impact of female Antarctic researchers has increased rapidly. In the 1950s most countries did not allow women to work in Antarctica and there were few female Antarctic scientists. Today females are playing leading and influential roles in Antarctic research.
To help acknowledge the many great leading Antarctic women researchers, SCAR is hosting a Wikibomb* event to promote and celebrate the achievements of female Antarctic scientists within the SCAR community at the next Open Science Conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (22-26 August 2016). The aim is to increase the visibility of these leading and influential role models for our younger female researchers and to stimulate girls around the world to pursue science careers.
We are seeking nominations from the community for outstanding women involved in Antarctic Research. Get involved and nominate a female Antarctic researcher here: http://www.scar.org/outreach/women
* A wikibomb is a coordinated effort to increase the number of wikipedia entries on a specific topic. This was successfully done in Australia in 2014, and SCAR is following a similar procedure to help increase the presence of Female Antarctic Researchers on Wikipedia.