SCAR Open Science Conference takes place from 27 July and this includes the Business Meetings on 27-29 July 2022, the conference from 1-5 August, and the delegates meeting on 5- 7 September.
The SCAR Open Science Conference, established 20 years ago, has in many ways become the premier activity of SCAR that supports its mission to promote and facilitate international Antarctic and Southern Ocean science. These biennial meetings have become fertile ground for the exchange of the latest and highest profile Antarctic research outcomes and a place where future collaborations are born. The biennial SCAR meetings are an opportunity for subsidiary groups to meet and conduct their business. For some groups this provides the time to develop and produce reports for the Delegates Meeting which follows the open science conference.
XXXVII SCAR DELEGATES MEETING takes place from 5- 7 September and the South African delegates are Prof Bettine van Vuuren (Chair of South African National Committee for SCAR) and Tracy Klarenbeek (director: NRF – Knowledge Advancement and Support)
Under SCAR’s Articles of Association, the Meeting of the Delegates may create subsidiary bodies to undertake certain aspects of the business of SCAR. Specified Subsidiary Bodies are:
- The Science Groups
- the Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System (SCATS),
- the Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI),
- the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM),
- the Standing Committee on Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS) – Ria Olivier (Representative), and Anche Louw will join the meeting.
We wish all successful business meetings and conference participation.
Follow us on Twitter for announcements of presentations and sessions.
Text compiled from the official SCAR2022 website.
Ria Olivier, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, 26 July 2022