2014 SCAR Open Science Conference sessions

The SCAR Open Science Conference in Auckland will focus on Global Messages from Antarctica and how the changes that we are currently seeing in Antarctica will affect the rest of the World.

Monday 25 August 8.30am - 11.00am
Key-note lectures on the opening day of the SCAR OSC will include:

  • Global messages from Antarctica, Dana Bergstrom
  • Deciphering past climate and ice sheet dynamics from sedimentary records, Carlota Escutia (Antarctic Science Lecture)
  • Southern Ocean Acidification, Richard Bellerby (Weyprecht Lecture)
  • Martha T Muse Lecture (Winner for 2014 to be announced)

In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, morning plenary sessions will address the following themes which are expected to be of wide interest:

Tuesday 26 August 8.30am - 1.30pm
Antarctic Conservation, Steven Chown (Joint SCAR-COMNAP session)

Wednesday 27 August 8.30am - 11.00am
Innovation in Antarctic Science, Martin Siegert, Charlie Lee, Maria Velikova 

Thursday 28 August 8.30am - 11.00am
Connections between the southern continents, Marcelo Leppe 

SCAR will implement a new award at 2014 OSC for the most innovative communication of Antarctic science, with the competition held in Session 48. Click here for details.

Below is the list of sessions for the 2014 SCAR Open Science Conference. Please note that in order to keep the final list of sessions to a manageable number we may have to merge some sessions. Further modification will likely occur after the submission of abstracts.

SESSION NUMBER

SESSION TITLE

 

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SCIENCE

1

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the 21st Century - climate variability, emerging trends and global significance (AntClim21)

2

Antarctic climate and the global climate system - records from ice cores

3

Glaciers and Ice Sheet Mass Balance and their relation to Sea Level

4

Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS)

5

Solid Earth Responses and influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE)

6

Status and trends in Antarctic sea ice and ice shelves

7

Developments in the Understanding of Subglacial Aquatic Environments

8

Snow and firn of Antarctica as the interface ("glue") between atmosphere, biosphere and ice

9

Antarctic Permafrost, Periglacial and ice-free Environments

10

Antarctic Clouds, precipitation and Aerosols

11

Operational Meteorology in the Antarctic

12

Atmospheric Chemistry and Antarctic Climate

13

The evolution of the Antarctic ozone hole through the 21st century

14

Solar-terrestrial physics in polar regions

15

Global Navigation Satellite System Research and Application for the Polar Environment

16

Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica

17

Ocean Acidification

18

Dynamical and chemical atmosphere-sea ice-ocean coupling involving the Southern Ocean

19

Tropical polar connectivity

20

Antarctica's Gateways to Lower Latitudes

21

Significant events in the geological evolution of Antarctica

22

Southern Ocean Palaeoceaography and Paleoclimatic modelling

23

Environmental Contamination in Antarctica

24

AntEco: Diversity and distribution of life in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: physical drivers and environmental change

25

AntEco: Diversity and connectivity in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: insights from molecular data

26

AntEco: Microbes, diversity, and ecological roles in Antarctic ecosystems

27

AntEco: Evidence based conservation in Antarctica: linking scientific research and protected area designation

28

AntEco: The impact of past glaciation and climate change in shaping the biodiversity of Antarctic marine, lacustrine and terrestrial environments

29

AnT-ERA: new technology can answer questions on Antarctic biomolecular processes

30

AnT-ERA: Antarctic-specific species traits and population dynamics in a global context

31

AnT-ERA: Antarctic contributions to global ecosystem services and to a general understanding of ecosystem functioning

32

Impact of climate change on Antarctic biota - a joint AnT-ERA / AntClim21/ICED session

33

Influence of top predators on ecosystem diversity around Antarctica: present processes and historical signal

34

Early life-history processes (fertilisation, embryology, larval development) in Antarctic marine species and their responses to Climate Change

35

Bio-moorings and sediment cores: combined tools to indentify the role of natural and anthropogenic stressors on the polar marine ecosystem

36

Human Biology and Medicine

37

Bipolar Science: Connections with the Arctic

38

Biophysical linkages, mesoscale processes and large scale coupling of Antarctic continent shelf and slope waters

 

OBSERVING SYSTEMS AND DATA

39

Observing Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

40

Mapping Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: ADMAP, BEDMAP, IBCSO and other activities

41

Data access and sharing for cutting edge science

42

Spatial analyses of Antarctic biodiversity: Bioregionalisation and bioinformatics

43

Remote Sensing of the Antarctic Environment

   
 

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

44

Presence of the Past

45

Methods and Innovation in Polar Social Sciences and Humanities

   
 

ADVICE TO POLICY MAKERS

46

Scientific Advice for Policymakers

   
 

EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS

47

Antarctic Education, Outreach and Training

48

Innovations in Communicating Antarctic Science