PAIS: The Sound of a Community Effort

“Every contribution matters.” Anybody who ever played in a sport team probably heard this sentence at some point. Actually, this is completely true also as far as science is concerned. Whereas in the collective imagination science is about big discoveries made by a single genius, the truth is that great science is made little by little, step by step. Science is a community effort in which every contribution matters. And that is the concept from which this video was born. 


PAIS publication acknowledgement:

Where PAIS activities have contributed to thinking or ideas behind a research publication it is appropriate to acknowledge SCAR PAIS, such as  “This research is a contribution to the SCAR PAIS program”. Please notify us of the paper by emailing and

SCAR Scientific Research Programme PAIS

The SCAR Scientific Research Programme PAIS (Past Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics) aims to improve understanding of the sensitivity of East, West, and Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheets to a broad range of climatic and oceanic conditions.

PAIS builds on the success of SCAR-ACE (Antarctic Climate Evolution), but with a new focus on the ice sheet rather than palaeoclimate reconstructions. Study intervals span a range of timescales, including past "greenhouse" climates warmer than today, and times of more recent warming and ice sheet retreat during glacial terminations.

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PAIS-IODP Antarctic School

07 February 2019
PAIS-IODP Antarctic School

Dates: 10–14 June 2019 Location: IODP Gulf Coast Repository...


24 January 2019

ECORD PROCEED Workshop - http://www.ecor...

ISAES 2019

23 January 2019
ISAES 2019

The XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science&...

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After the successful Ross Sea expedition in early 2018

the Amundsen Sea expedition has just started in early 2019

Then there will be 2 additional Southern Ocean expeditions in 2019:

-Iceberg Alley Paleoceanography (proposal 902-Full; lead proponent and co-chief Mike Weber)

-Dynamics of Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current (proposal 912-Full; lead proponent and co-chief Frank Lamy)