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Antarctic Science Community Received Recognition In Kuala Lumpur

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KUALA LUMPUR , 25 AUGUST 2016 – Important members of the Antarctic Science Community were given highest recognition today at the SCAR 2016 Open Science Conference Dinner which was hosted by YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science Technology and Innovaton at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

President of Scientific Committee on Antarctica Research (SCAR), Prof Dr Jerónimo López-Martínez presented several SCAR Medals as well as Certificates of Appreciation for many of SCAR’s leaders.

Among the medal recipients are Dr. Heinrich Miller, from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany who has been selected to receive the 2016 SCAR Medal for International Coordination. Dr. Robert Dunbar from USA who has been selected to receive the 2016 SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research and Prof. Francisco Hervé from Chile who has been selected to receive the 2016 SCAR President’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement.

SCAR, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, is a committee of ICSU, the International Council for Science, and it is charged with the initiation, promotion and coordination of scientific research in Antarctica. (www.scar.org).

SCAR meets every two years to conduct its administrative business at the SCAR Delegates Meeting. The Biennial SCAR Meeting includes three sets of meetings that occur consecutively in even numbered years.

Malaysia is the first Asian country to host the SCAR Biennial Meetings and Open Science Conference. These meetings draw world-wide attention to Antarctic issues and provide an opportunity for scientists from various disciplines and countries to present their work, establish networking and become more involved in SCAR science activities. Malaysia become full member of SCAR since 2008

These meetings draw world-wide attention to Antarctic issues and provide an opportunity for scientists from various disciplines and countries to present their work, establish networking and become more involved in SCAR science activities.