United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Call for Nominations - US Representative to the SCAR Geosciences Group

US Representative to the SCAR Geosciences Group
Deadline: Friday, October 14

The Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) is an international scientific organization that promotes and facilitates cooperation in all aspects of Antarctic research. The Polar Research Board of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine serves as the U.S. National Committee to SCAR and is responsible for selection of U.S. representatives. To learn more about SCAR and the current US-SCAR Team visit the US-SCAR website.

We are currently seeking nominations for candidates to fill one representative position in the Geosciences Group. We seek candidates who have some existing understanding of SCAR’s structure and goals, have a strong commitment to SCAR’s vision for international research cooperation, are well-respected in their fields of work, and have a broad understanding of polar-region research more generally.

Science Group representatives are appointed for a 6-year term and are expected to actively participate in the SCAR international business meetings and Open Science Conference that take place every other year (travel support is provided). In between the international meetings, SCAR representatives contribute to a variety of activities to help build community and expand SCAR engagement among U.S. Antarctic researchers.

The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. Diverse perspectives contribute to finding innovative approaches and solutions to challenging issues. We encourage the nomination of a diverse set of experts, including candidates from underrepresented races, ethnicities, and gender identities; people with disabilities; and a range of early- and mid-career professionals. Self-nominations are welcome.

Please submit your nominations by Friday, October 14 to Morgan Disbrow-Monz (MMonz@nas.edu). Include the candidate’s name, affiliation, area of expertise, and a few sentences about why the nominee is appropriate. Feel free to forward this request for nominations to others.

About the Polar Research Board

The National Academies’ Polar Research Board (PRB) serves as a focal point for providing scientific advice on issues related to the Arctic, Antarctic, and cold regions in general. The PRB strives to make research in the polar regions more productive and responsive to the needs of the United States, maintain U.S. awareness of and representation in international science programs, and enhance understanding of issues in polar regions. PRB Members serve an essential role in advising Board activities, developing new project areas, and engaging with federal and other stakeholders in support of polar science research and addressing societal needs.