2014 SCAR Open Science Conference (25 – 28 August 2014) in Auckland, New Zealand

*****The deadline to submit an abstract is the 28th of February*****

To submit your abstract please go to: http://www.scar2014.com/call-for-abstracts/

A Travel Grant Application is available for download. US faculty, researchers, and students are invited to apply for financial assistance to attend the conference.

The SCAR Open Science Conference in Auckland, New Zealand will focus on Global Messages from Antarctica and how the changes that we are currently seeing in Antarctica will affect the rest of the World. In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, morning plenary sessions will address the following themes which are expected to be of wide interest:

• Antarctic Conservation, Steven Chown (Joint SCAR-COMNAP session)
• Innovation in Antarctic Science, Martin Siegert, Charlie Lee, Maria Velikova
• Connections between the southern continents, Marcelo Leppe

Key-note lectures on the opening day of the SCAR OSC will include:

• Global messages from Antarctica, Dana Bergstrom
• Deciphering past climate and ice sheet dynamics from sedimentary records, Carlota Escutia (Antarctic Science Lecture)
• Southern Ocean Acidification, Richard Bellerby (Weyprecht Lecture)
• Martha T Muse Lecture (Winner for 2014 to be announced)

SCAR will also implement a new award at 2014 OSC for the most innovative communication of Antarctic science, with the competition held in Session 48.

To submit your abstract please go to: http://www.scar2014.com/call-for-abstracts/

For further details see: www.scar2014.com or contact scar2014@tcc.co.nz

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