XIII SCAR Biology Symposium 2023

The XIII SCAR Biology Symposium will be held from July 31st to Aug 4th, 2023 in Aotearoa New Zealand and specifically in Ōtautahi Christchurch. The goal is to bring together the world’s leading scientists and early career researchers in Antarctic Biology for the first face-to-face SCAR meeting in 3 years.

This meeting will offer four days of invited keynotes, plenaries, and concurrent sessions, with a mid-week break of excursions to allow attendees to enjoy some of the most spectacular parts of New Zealand’s South Island. Satellite meetings and workshops will be held during the weekends before and after the meeting. The conference will be enriched by the tikanga (traditions) and mātauranga (knowledge) of New Zealand’s indigenous knowledge (mātauranga Māori people) and a true dedication towards to sustainability.

Ōtautahi Christchurch is the primary gateway to Western continental Antarctica and especially Victoria Land the Ross Sea region, hosting the logistics operations for of four numerous National Antarctic programmes Programmes (e.g., New Zealand, USA, Italy, and Korea, and Germany). 

Call for abstracts opens 7th December

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