UKNCAR membership

The UKNCAR is a multidisciplinary committee with members representing UK scientific interests in Antarctica.  All committee members are responsible for consulting with their disciplinary colleagues, active in Antarctic research, to ensure that the Committee is informed by community science activities, concerns and potential future developments.

Members include the UK Office Holders of SCAR, representatives appointed to the SCAR Standing Scientific Groups (SSGs), and the UK Delegate and Alternative Delegate to SCAR.

The Directors of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) and a nominee of the Royal Society serve as ex officio members.

Other members are co-opted from the UK Community to represent scientific interests not already adequately represented by the aforementioned members. Co-opted members may serve for a term of three years (April to April), once renewable.

The Committee meet at least once a year and minutes of these meetings and decisions made can be found on this website under Committee Meetings.

Committee Chair: Professor Mike Bentley

Professor Mike Bentley is Head of the Geography Department at the University of Durham.

Committee Secretary: Aurelia Reichardt

Aurelia Reichardt is the Bonner Laboratory Manager at the British Antarctic Survey.

The UKNCAR is always interested in updating UK representation to SCAR to ensure that our membership encompasses as many relevant science themes as possible. If you are interested in participating, then please contact the UKNCAR Secretary, Aurelia Reichardt.

The UKNCAR Membership includes but is not restricted to:

Prof. Mike Bentley Chair to UKNCAR University of Durham
Ms Aurelia Reichardt Secretary to UKNCAR British Antarctic Survey

Ex Officio Members

Prof. Jane Francis Director of the British Antarctic Survey British Antarctic Survey
Prof. Julian Dowdeswell Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute SPRI
Prof. Eric Wolff Royal Society representative to UKNCAR University of Cambridge

Co-Opted Members

Dr. Dorothee Bakker University of East Anglia 2016-2019
Dr. Kate Hendry University of Bristol 2016-2022
Dr Anne Jungblut Natural History Museum 2016-2022
Dr Robert Bingham University of Edinburgh 2016-2022
Prof. Martin Siegert Imperial College 2015-2021
Vicky Fowler UK Polar Network (APECS) Representative, British Antarctic Survey 2018-2021