Registration for the SCAR and COMNAP meetings is being managed by the International Glaciological Society, a sponsor of the XXXII SCAR and OSC, on their secure website.

When you click through to register, you will be asked to:

  • Create an IGS account if you don't already have one
  • Login with your IGS contact number or email address
  • Provide your abstract submission number (if applicable)
  • Choose the appropriate registration elements
  • Make your payment by credit card

The abstract submission number helps us to ensure that all of your registration details are linked correctly. Invoicing is possible if required.


  • OSC Registration
    • before 1 July: $475
    • starting 1 July: $525
    • student: $175
    • accompanying: $60
  • OSC Banquet
    • per person: $85
    • accompanying under 18: free
  • COMNAP Registration
    • no cost, please register as soon as possible
  • SCAR SSGs and Delegates
    • no cost for these events
    • if also attending OSC or OSC Banquet, fees (above) apply
  • Conference Hotel
    • before 16 June: Conference Rate
    • starting 16 June: Market rate


Reservations for the conference hotel are still available through the Hilton online reservation tool. The subsidized housing has been closed as all available rooms have been filled.


Online registration for XXXII SCAR Open Science Conference and COMNAP XXIV AGM is now open at: No refunds are available after July 15.

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Photo: Kelly Jacques, NSF, 2010


Photo: Dave Munroe, NSF, 2007


Photo: US Navy, NSF, 1946-1947


Photo: Keith Vanderlinde, NSF, 2008


Photo: Patrick Cullis, NSF, 2009


Photo: Peter Rejcek, NSF, 2010


Photo: Martin Reed, NSF, 2010


Photo: Maj Mike Phillips, NSF, 2003


Photo: Bruce Raymond, NSF, 1960-1961

About SCAR

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is an inter-disciplinary body of the International Council for Science (ICSU). SCAR is charged with initiating, developing, and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic and providing independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System.

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About Portland State

Portland State University serves as a center of opportunity for nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.

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Created in 1988, COMNAP is the international association that brings together National Antarctic Programs from around the world to develop and promote best practice in managing the support of scientific research in Antarctica.

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