The First Circular for the 4th SCAR Open Science Conference is now available. The conference will be held from 3-6 August 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has the theme "Antarctica - Witness to the Past and Guide to the Future". Abstracts may be submitted up to 1 March 2010 and should address the session themes.
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The area of interest of SCAR, The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, is given in its constitution:
"For the purpose of SCAR the Antarctic Region is considered to include Antarctica, its offshore islands, and the surrounding ocean including the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the northern boundary of which is the Subantarctic Front. Subantarctic islands that lie north of the Subantarctic Front and yet fall into SCAR's area of interest include Ile Amsterdam, Ile St. Paul, Macquarie Island and Gough Island."
Thus SCAR covers much of the breeding and at-sea ranges of ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 28 December 2009