So the heading is a bit confusing. Don’t worry – it will all become clear here…

We have a new South African National Committee (SANC) to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). The new SANC has 12 academic members, three per Standing Committee and the role of the committee is to represent South African scientific community interest at SCAR. Professor Bettine van Vuuren was elected as the Chair, with Tracy Klarenbeek from the National Research Foundation as the Vice Chair. Gilbert Siko from the Department of Science and Technology also joins the team. But who is on the team?

Life Sciences Standing Committee of SCAR

Physical Sciences Standing Committee of SCAR

Geosciences Standing Committee of SCAR

Social Sciences and Humanities Standing Committee of SCAR

We would like to congratulate all committee members and wish them all the best for their term. And don’t forget – these are your representatives so contact them if you want to get assistance at SCAR or would like to have something communicated to SCAR. For more on the committee please have a look at the SANAP article here.

Members of the SANC for SCAR, as well as representatives from the NRF and SCAR. Image credit: SANAP / ALSA. Back row: l.t.r. Stefan Lotz (SANSA), Christel Hansen (UP), Werner Nel (UFH), Ria Olivier (SUN/ALSA); Steven Chown (SCAR President), Geoff Grantham (UJ). Front row: l.t.r. NRF representative, Gilbert Siko (DST), Charney Lavery (Wits), Tracy Klarenbeek (NRF), Anne Treasure (SAEON), Anche Louw (SUN/ALSA), Bettine van Vuuren (UJ) Absent: Sarah Fawcett (UCT), Sandy Thomalla (CSIR), Thulani Makhalanyane (UP)

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