>A la recherche de premières idées pour l’Open Science Conference du SCAR en 2020

L’International Science Organising Committee (ISOC) prépare une liste préliminaire de titres de sessions en vue de l’Open Science Conference du SCAR en 2020. Dans son message du 21 décembre 2018, l’ISOC invite également la communauté à soumettre des idées de sessions.

Objet  : Seeking your initial ideas for sessions at SCAR’s Open Science Conference in 2020

The International Science Organising Committee (ISOC) for SCAR’s 2020 Open Science Conference is drawing up a preliminary list of session titles.

To help us inform our discussions we are inviting you to submit brief ideas for sessions you would like to see at this event. Please send your ideas (one line only at this stage please) by email to If you are interested in convening or helping with the suggested session in any way please include this in your email. Also please specify what type of session you think would work best (e.g. parallel session/mini symposium)

Please do not send detailed proposals. You will get a chance to do this in Spring 2019 when we will circulate an the first conference circular with an initial list of proposed sessions. As a guide, your ideas could fall under the overarching themes listed below (but they do not have to).

We look forward to receiving your input !

Best regards
The OSC 2020 International Science Organising Committee.

List of overarching themes

  • Antarctic and Southern Ocean Ecosytems
  • Understanding and observing the oceans
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet, evolution and future
  • Earth Science, geology, geophysics
  • Atmosphere and Climate in Antarctica
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics in Antarctica
  • People in Antarctica - from human biology to human history
  • Antarctica and Sea Level Rise
  • Teleconnections and Antarctica in the global system
  • State of the Antarctic Environment - human pressures and pollution
  • Climate variability and trends
  • Mapping and geographical databases
  • Antarctic law and international jurisdictions
  • Choosing the future of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
  • Human footprint in Antarctica
  • Harnessing emerging technologies for Antarctic science - from robotics to remote sensing
  • International interdisciplinary initiatives