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Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) charged with initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international science and policy research in the Antarctic.
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) charged with initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international science and policy research in the Antarctic.

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SCAR is looking for an Executive Director! For further details please follow the link.

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2014 SCAR Visiting Professor Awards announced!

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make it mandatory, marking an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding the two poles.

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The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) seeks a full time Executive Officer

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The 2014 Melt Season in review (via NSIDC): The sun has set over the central Arctic Ocean and Arctic sea ice extent is now increasing. Sea ice extent in Antarctica appears to have passed its seasonal maximum. The peak Antarctic value recorded so far of over 20 million square kilometers (7.7 million square miles) sets a new record over the period of satellite observations.

Antarctic Organisations Announce 2014 Fellowship Recipients: 

Two Antarctic organisations have joined forces to launch Fellowships for early career researchers. The Fellowships are worth up to $US15,000 each and 6 Fellowships (4 SCAR, 2 COMNAP) were awarded in 2014. The SCAR Fellowships are awarded to: Jaimie Cleeland (Australia), Camila Negrão Signori (Brazil), Fiona Shanhun (New Zealand) and Manoj Mc  (India). The COMNAP Fellowships are awarded to: Sandra Potter (Australia) and Keith Soal (South Africa).

This year, 25 applications were received. The winners of the SCAR Fellowships will carry out a range of scientific research in areas including long-term mark–recapture data on albatrosses, microbial diversity in the Southern Ocean, CO2 flux in Antarctic Dry Valley soils and biomarker based reconstruction of late Quaternary palaeoceanographic conditions. The COMNAP Fellowship recipients will carry out a project on topics of environmental policy and a technical project to understand ice loading on polar research vessels. Candidates come from a wide geographic spread of countries, and further detailed demographic information will be available on the SCAR website in the coming weeks.

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Keep in touch with the going-ons at the SCAR Open Science Conference live via Storify. If you use social media - please use #SCAR2014 so that your input can be added in to the storify stream!

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#SCAR2014 is almost here!! Are you looking forward to joining us? Pl use hashtag #SCAR2014 & follow updates http://sfy.co/fpEL

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THE popular image of Antarctica as a frozen, almost lifeless desert needs a makeover. For the first time, water from a lake beneath the ice has been found to harbour a vibrant microbial ecosystem...

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We're all gearing up for #SCAR2014!! Are you looking forward to joining us? Pl use hashtag #SCAR2014 & follow updates http://sfy.co/fpEL
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