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National Center for Antarctic Research (NCAR)

Antarctic has been the focus of interest for the world because of its global importance for influencing earth climate, its unique position at the South Pole, its potential for huge non-living and living resources and its pristine environment to be used as natural laboratory for scientific research. Nowadays, Antarctic is known as an important key in the understanding of global and environmental concerns. Its unique features have provided scientists with special opportunities over the last 50 years to investigate the origin of the continents, the pollution of the globe, and changes in world climate. Meteorology of Antarctic has provided the factors that are essential in forecasting the weather patterns of the southern hemisphere and the circulation pattern of the world ocean system. The ice cores retrieved from the continent act as a repository of information on the paleoclimate and environmental history of the earth. It is clear that Antarctic science will increasingly contribute to our understanding of mentioned issues and other global problems. It is therefore not surprising that, in accordance with the Iranian government focus on environmental issues, there is a new scientific goal on polar research.

   

  www.scar.org

 

Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS) as the national coordinator of marine research organizations proposed a long term plan to establish a year-round research station to research on the Antarctica and its circum ocean and to organize the relevant scientific attempts in a systematic approach in agreement with the SCAR concerns for the development of international collaboration in Antarctic science. As the first step of the long-term plan, National Centre for Antarctic Research (NCAR) has been established within INIOAS to co-ordinate all Antarctic related activities.

NCAR is trying to select motivated young scientists in different scientific disciplines to develop an active new generation of polar scientists, engineers and leaders and to capture the interest of the public and decision-makers.

The main objectives of Iranian Antarctic program

      ►  To organize multidisciplinary research and survey in Antarctic region particularly in the field of oceanography and environmental research

►  To participate in the international scientific programs in the Antarctic region

Iran’s Antarctic scientific program could be started by organizing workshops which will gather national scientists, academics, decision-makers and students as well as invited international experts and by getting involved in international collaborations, possibly on project fellowships for young scientist participation in the SCARinternational Antarctic scientific body. Therefore, SCAR associate membership will strongly benefit the national endeavors and provide the solid basis needed for I.R. of Iran to build essential links with Antarctic research.The Iranian application for associate membership was approved by the 33rd SCAR Meeting held at Auckland, New Zealand, 2014.

 

 Steps of plan to establish Iranian year-round research station in Antarctic

1- To develop an active new generation of polar scientists, engineers and leaders and to capture the interest of the public and decision-makers, to participate in the international scientific programs in Antarctica, to attend SCAR conference & meetings, to provide relevant technical information to the government, organizing workshops, to accede Antarctic Treaty System, and other relevant activities for caring out the first phase of the Program

 

2- Establishment of the Iranian seasonal research station in Antarctica with cooperation of SCAR, IOC and a foreign partner

 

3- To develop the seasonal station to a year-round research station in Antarctica

 

Key measures already taken to establish a year-round research station in Antarctica

 

  Establishment of NCAR in INIOAS

  Three months participation of an Iranian Scientist in the field of marine science, in the XVIII Antarctic Indian Scientific Expedition

  Preparation of a plan to establish Iranian year-round research station in Antarctic

  Consultation with decision makers at various levels to ratify an act as well as providing the budget

  Study of accession of I.R. of Iran to the Antarctic Treaty (1959)

International consultations to find foreign partners for training Iranian scientists in Antarctica

  Constitution of an expert committee to study different aspects of Iranian Antarctic scientific program

  Being an associate member of SCAR

  

 

 

   

Dr. Mohammadreza Shokri in the Antarctica (1999, courtesy of Iranian National Institute for Oceanography)

From left to right: Dr.Seyed Ziaeddin Madani , Dr. Vahid Chegini, Prof. Jerónimo López-Martínez and  Dr. Abolfazl Saleh (XXXIII SCAR Biennial Meetings and Open Science Conference, 2014, Auckland, Newzeland)

 

National Center for Antarctic Research (NCAR)

Antarctic has been the focus of interest for the world because of its global importance for influencing earth climate, its unique position at the South Pole, its potential for huge non-living and living resources and its pristine environment to be used as natural laboratory for scientific research. Nowadays, Antarctic is known as an important key in the understanding of global and environmental concerns. Its unique features have provided scientists with special opportunities over the last 50 years to investigate the origin of the continents, the pollution of the globe, and changes in world climate. Meteorology of Antarctic has provided the factors that are essential in forecasting the weather patterns of the southern hemisphere and the circulation pattern of the world ocean system. The ice cores retrieved from the continent act as a repository of information on the paleoclimate and environmental history of the earth. It is clear that Antarctic science will increasingly contribute to our understanding of mentioned issues and other global problems. It is therefore not surprising that, in accordance with the Iranian government focus on environmental issues, there is a new scientific goal on polar research.

   

  www.scar.org

 

Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS) as the national coordinator of marine research organizations proposed a long term plan to establish a year-round research station to research on the Antarctica and its circum ocean and to organize the relevant scientific attempts in a systematic approach in agreement with the SCAR concerns for the development of international collaboration in Antarctic science. As the first step of the long-term plan, National Centre for Antarctic Research (NCAR) has been established within INIOAS to co-ordinate all Antarctic related activities.

NCAR is trying to select motivated young scientists in different scientific disciplines to develop an active new generation of polar scientists, engineers and leaders and to capture the interest of the public and decision-makers.

The main objectives of Iranian Antarctic program

      ►  To organize multidisciplinary research and survey in Antarctic region particularly in the field of oceanography and environmental research

►  To participate in the international scientific programs in the Antarctic region

Iran’s Antarctic scientific program could be started by organizing workshops which will gather national scientists, academics, decision-makers and students as well as invited international experts and by getting involved in international collaborations, possibly on project fellowships for young scientist participation in the SCARinternational Antarctic scientific body. Therefore, SCAR associate membership will strongly benefit the national endeavors and provide the solid basis needed for I.R. of Iran to build essential links with Antarctic research.The Iranian application for associate membership was approved by the 33rd SCAR Meeting held at Auckland, New Zealand, 2014.

 

 Steps of plan to establish Iranian year-round research station in Antarctic

1- To develop an active new generation of polar scientists, engineers and leaders and to capture the interest of the public and decision-makers, to participate in the international scientific programs in Antarctica, to attend SCAR conference & meetings, to provide relevant technical information to the government, organizing workshops, to accede Antarctic Treaty System, and other relevant activities for caring out the first phase of the Program

 

2- Establishment of the Iranian seasonal research station in Antarctica with cooperation of SCAR, IOC and a foreign partner

 

3- To develop the seasonal station to a year-round research station in Antarctica

 

Key measures already taken to establish a year-round research station in Antarctica

 

  Establishment of NCAR in INIOAS

  Three months participation of an Iranian Scientist in the field of marine science, in the XVIII Antarctic Indian Scientific Expedition

  Preparation of a plan to establish Iranian year-round research station in Antarctic

  Consultation with decision makers at various levels to ratify an act as well as providing the budget

  Study of accession of I.R. of Iran to the Antarctic Treaty (1959)

International consultations to find foreign partners for training Iranian scientists in Antarctica

  Constitution of an expert committee to study different aspects of Iranian Antarctic scientific program

  Being an associate member of SCAR

  

 

 

   

Dr. Mohammadreza Shokri in the Antarctica (1999, courtesy of Iranian National Institute for Oceanography)

From left to right: Dr.Seyed Ziaeddin Madani , Dr. Vahid Chegini, Prof. Jerónimo López-Martínez and  Dr. Abolfazl Saleh (XXXIII SCAR Biennial Meetings and Open Science Conference, 2014, Auckland, Newzeland)

 

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