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>La newsletter du SCAR de mars 2021 est parue

Le secrétariat du SCAR annonce la parution de la newsletter de mars 2021.

Introduction from the Executive Director

Welcome to the latest edition of the SCAR newsletter. March has been an incredibly busy month at the SCAR Secretariat and we are excited to share the latest news, opportunities and resources with you.

During our XXXVI Delegates Meeting we discussed a revision to our current Articles of Association to enable our Delegates to meet electronically or in a hybrid of electronic and in-person meetings. This step enables broad participation with lower emissions implications, both for our Delegates and our Science Groups. During the second set of meetings we appointed a new Executive Committee. We also formally accepted Turkey and the Czech Republic as Full SCAR Members, and Mexico as an Associate Member.

A warm welcome to Dr Yeadong Kim (Republic of Korea) as the new SCAR President, together with the new Vice President Prof Deneb Karentz (USA). Prof Jefferson Simões (Brazil) was re-elected to a second term as Vice President. We’d like to thank Prof Steven Chown for his work as SCAR President since 2016, as well as Dr Catherine Ritz in her role as Vice President for Science since 2018. Prof Chown will remain on the Executive Committee as the Past-President.

On 8th March, we celebrated International Women’s Day and recognised the extraordinary scientific contributions of women working in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions, and the tireless support provided by women professionals working in the region to support scientific endeavour. A week later we launched the 2021 SCAR Fellowships for early-career researchers, joining the COMNAP and IAATO Fellowships. The details for the scheme will be similar to previous years, but with the opportunity for applicants to propose partly or entirely remote fellowships. We are also excited to share with you a new video highlighting the achievements of the Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) programme. An exciting resource was launched allowing the digital version of the Polar Resource Book to be downloaded, and further project details are also available on the new Polar Educators International website.

We hope you enjoy this month’s edition. Please get in touch with us at info@scar.org if you’d like to share your news or photos with us.

Chandrika Nath
SCAR Executive Director