The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the SCAR 2016 Open Science Conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22-26 August 2016. This conference will focus on Antarctica in the Global Earth System: From the Poles to the Tropics and how the changes that we are currently seeing in Antarctica will affect the rest of the world.
Early bird registration is available at a reduced rate until 5 May. http://scar2016.com/registration.php
This is also a reminder that abstracts are due on 14 February and early submission is encouraged. The conference programme, including sessions and descriptions, is available on the conference website: http://scar2016.com/
We would also like to encourage you to nominate outstanding women working in Antarctic research, support and coordination for the Wikibomb that will be held as part of the conference. For more information, please visit http://www.scar.org/outreach/women.
We would also like you to note that many of the SCAR groups will be meeting the Sunday before the conference (21 August) and that the SCAR Delegates meeting will be held after the Open Science Conference from 28-30 August, and that the COMNAP XXVIII General Assembly will be held ‘near-by’ in Goa India, from 16-18 August 2016. So please plan accordingly.
The SCAR Conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia together with the Sultan Mizan Antarctic Research Foundation and the National Antarctic Research Centre, together with SCAR.