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. Full details of the UK’s representation 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: Katie Gosling
Katie Gosling is the Polar Funding Office Coordinator 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, Katie Gosling.
The UKNCAR Membership includes but is not restricted to:
|Prof. Mike Bentley||Chair to UKNCAR||University of Durham|
|Mrs Katie Gosling||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|
|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|