>La newsletter du SCAR du mois d’août 2023 est parue

Le secrétariat du SCAR annonce la parution de la newsletter du mois d’aout 2023.

Introduction from the SCAR Secretariat

Welcome to our August newsletter !

In this issue, we are thrilled to announce the inception of the Antarctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AnMAP) as a new body under SCAR. AnMAP’s primary mission is to facilitate the collection of robust and reliable chemical observation data from the Antarctic region. This data will play a pivotal role in offering advice for shaping international chemical policies.

We are delighted to share updates about our newly formed groups and networks. The workshop report for the Antarctic Radiation Regional Network (ARRN) is now available. Delve into the ways this group is elevating observations at the southernmost latitudes, unveiling the intricate links between irradiance and temperature fluctuations. Furthermore, we are pleased to present the meeting report from the inaugural gathering of our new Programme Planning Group Antarctic Geospace and Atmospheric Research (AGATA), which took place during the IUGG General Assembly.

Preparations for the 2024 SCAR Open Science Conference (OSC) in Pucón, Chile, are advancing smoothly. We extend our gratitude for your valuable feedback and suggestions regarding the draft parallel sessions and we will be in touch shortly with further information. We now warmly invite you to send us your suggestions for dedicated and interactive Mini-Symposia to be held during the OSC. Kindly submit your proposals by Monday, 25 September 2023.

Our newsletter also highlights a new EDI statement from the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Group (EDI AG). The group is dedicated to fostering a more equitable and inclusive future for Antarctic science and beyond.

Additionally, we’ve curated a selection of opportunities, events, and publications from both the SCAR community and the broader sphere. The recent SCAR Biology Symposium is featured in an article in The Guardian, shedding light on recent extreme events in Antarctica and underscoring the urgent need for proactive measures. A newly published article in Nature Communications delves into how the unprecedentedly low Antarctic sea ice in 2022 resulted in a disastrous breeding failure among emperor penguins.

Your contributions are valuable to us ! If you have content you’d like us to feature, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We always appreciate hearing from you.

With best wishes,
The SCAR Secretariat