Please join me in congratulating Dr. W. Berry Lyons from the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University who was awarded the 2020 SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research. The SCAR Medal for Excellence link includes the citation honoring Berry’s career in Antarctic research. Among other achievements, Berry has been involved with the McMurdo Dry Valley Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Site since 1993, and served as the lead PI for this program from 1997-2008. The 2020 SCAR Award ceremony can be viewed at the SCAR 2020 Online YouTube channel. Congratulations to Berry for this very well-deserved recognition of his contributions to Antarctic science!
I hope you had a chance to participate in SCAR2020 Online, the organizers did a wonderful job switching over to the remote format. If you missed it, you can view recorded meeting sessions and presentations at the SCAR 2020 Online YouTube channel. Abstracts of the talks and posters accepted for the cancelled Open Science Conference in Hobart are available as a pdf booklet. The abstracts and additional materials provide by some authors are available at at the Contribution from Authors page.
Best wishes to all of you during this time of not very normal circumstances.
Deneb Karentz, US Delegate to SCAR
University of San Francisco