The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) announces that
Issue 20 (September 2009) of the SCAR Newsletter is available at:                                                              A list of contents follows.

Dr. Michael Sparrow Confirmed as Next SCAR Executive Director
The 2010 SCAR Conference

IPY News:
- Nominations open for the Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and
Policy in Antarctica
Science News:
- SCAR Publishes Report on Persistent Organic Pollutants
- Asymmetric auroral intensities in the Earth's Northern and
Southern hemispheres
- Bathymetry data gaps in Southern Ocean need filling
- Progress with the Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder
(CPR) Survey
- SCAR using DNA barcoding as diagnostic for Southern Ocean species
- Polar Bears Will Decline Along with Arctic Ice
- Sunspots, Oceanic Oscillations, and Global Warming

Data and Information:
- SCAR Launches New Data and Information Strategy
- Online version of the International Antarctic Weather Forecasting

Education and Training:
- APECS launches a Polar Literature Discussion Website

- SCAR History Group to hold Workshop at Antarctic Treaty Summit

- New Website for the International Permafrost Association

Other SCAR-related Newsletters:
- Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project Newsletter Now Available

- Climate Change Colloquium
- AGU Chapman Conference Co-Sponsored by SCAR
- Oslo IPY Science Conference Programme Launched

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