The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is an international organization established in 1958 to facilitate international collaborations in Antarctic science, and SCAR serves as an advisor to the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS).

The U.S. SCAR (US-SCAR) Office at the University of San Francisco is a focal point for U.S. participation in SCAR. The US-SCAR Office is funded by the NSF Office of Polar Programs, Antarctic Sciences. The National Academies Polar Research Board serves as the U.S. National Committee to SCAR, and the U.S. Antarctic scientific community is represented by the US-SCAR Team. US-SCAR promotes polar science within the U.S. and the international Antarctic scientific community by facilitating the participation of U.S. scientists in SCAR activities and supporting U.S. attendance, particularly of early career researchers, at the SCAR Open Science Conferences, the SCAR Biology Symposia, and the SCAR International Symposia on Antarctic Earth Sciences.

US Antarctic Interview Series

The US Antarctic Interview Series is structured so that there are two interviews in each installment, one interview is with an established US Antarctic scientist and the second interview with an early career collaborator. The interviews are conducted by early career researchers working with US-SCAR. As the US Antarctic Interview Series expands, we hope to provide a good cross-section of the people and the science that make up the US Antarctic Program.

US Antarctic Scientists Directory

US-SCAR has created the US Antarctic Scientists Directory and you are invited to register! The intent of the Directory is to have a list of scientists who work in the US Antarctic Program (USAP).

The US Antarctic Scientists Directory will serve as a resource for new Antarctic proposers, will provide a means for people currently involved in USAP activities to find potential collaborators, will allow the general public to learn more about USAP activities and accomplishments, and provide a number of other benefits to the US Antarctic community.