SCAR 2024 Open Science Conference: Synergistic approach to addressing DEI issues; learning from different contextual initiatives

Polar early career researchers attending the 2024 Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference are welcome to engage in a workshop addressing DEI issues.

Addressing 21st century change in Antarctica necessitates the broadest possible participation in research to find solutions to these ongoing challenges. This workshop will be focused on 1) how diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts vary across different international contexts; 2) exploring with those in attendance how we can learn from one another across countries about how to welcome all into the Antarctic research community; and 3) creating a plan for pursuing DEI action through coordinated, synergistic activities. The workshop is open to all who are interested, and aims to generate awareness in the community about various DEI issues that relate to and affect a spectrum of issues, including politics, research and logistics. In stimulating these conversations and developing actions that address issues of DEI on an international scale, our goal is to create a safer working environment for everyone in the Antarctic community, which will ultimately encourage broader participation.

This workshop will be convened by PSECCO's Director Mariama Dryák-Vallies.

RSVP for this workshop here by 11.59pm UTC August 4, 2024.

Please consider joining us in the Macronectes room on Friday, August 23, 2024 from 2.00pm to 3.30pm local time.

A list of all workshops at the SCAR 2024 Open Science Conference can be found here.

Register for SCAR 2024 here.