The 1st SCAR Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Horizon Scan assembled the world's leading Antarctic scientists, policy makers, leaders, and visionaries to identify the most important scientific questions that will or should be addressed by research in and from the southern Polar Regions over the next two decades. The SCAR Science Horizon Scan was developed, organized and managed by an International Steering Committee.
The Horizon Scan activity was concluded in 2014 and this web page is now an archive of information and associated documents, which provides easy access to all aspects of the Horizon Scan planning, updates, and various supporting resources.
Main Scan Results
- pdf The 80 most important scientific questions as identified by the Scan (326 KB)
- Polar research: six priorities for Antarctic science - Kennicutt, et al., Nature 512, 23-25 (06 August 2014) | doi:10.1038/512023a
- A roadmap for Antarctic and Southern Ocean science for the next two decades and beyond - Kennicutt, et al., Antarctic Science, First View, 1-16 (September 2014) | doi:10.1017/S0954102014000674
- A Vision of the Future for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science - Blog
- Antarctic Roadmap Challenges Project - translating the highest priority Antarctic research questions into actionable requirements for supporting technologies, logistics and infrastructure - led by COMNAP.
- Future challenges in Southern Ocean ecology research - Xavier, et al., Frontiers in Marine Science, 3:94 (14 June 2016) | doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00094