>La newsletter du SCAR d’octobre 2020 est parue

Le secrétariat du SCAR annonce la parution de la newsletter d’octobre 2020.

Introduction from the Executive Director

Welcome to the October edition of the SCAR Newsletter. The SCAR Secretariat is looking back at a busy month, and we are excited to share a wide selection of news from SCAR Groups and the wider Antarctic community with you.

This week has seen the online CCAMLR meetings full swing and SCAR is pleased to have been represented by a delegation headed by Dr Susie Grant, new Chief Officer of the Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System (SCATS), along with Drs Mary-Anne Lea and Cassandra Brookes. A summary of the meetings will follow in next month’s newsletter.

We’d like to remind you that the Antarctic COVID-19 Research Group invites all researchers support staff, students, and anyone else involved in Antarctic research or logistics to take part in a survey to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on the Antarctic research community, by November 8th. In this newsletter we’re asking for help to translate the survey into Russian, Spanish and Mandarin.

We are extending our Visiting Scholar Scheme deadline until 25 November. The extended scheme allows greater flexibility over travel dates. We also welcome proposals for virtual activities.

In this newsletter we warmly welcome Prof Fei Li and Dr Paul Morin as the new Chief Officers of the Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI). For those of you who have missed the Polar Wildlife Health Webinar last week, you can now watch the recording on our YouTube channel.

As always, our newsletter also features a range of news from the wider Antarctic community, a number of publications from SCAR Groups, as well as online events and opportunities. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to share your news or photos with us.

We hope you all stay healthy and safe and enjoy this month’s edition.

Chandrika Nath
SCAR Executive Director