Much of the lab just returned from a productive trip to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) 2014 Open Science Conference (OSC) in Auckland, New Zealand. Highlights included presentations by Phil McDowall and PI, Dr. Heather Lynch (pictured at right). Some spectacular science was on display and it was great to see so much concern with integrating more science into key policy decisions. New professional connections were forged while old ones were strengthened. If we missed you there, we’ll be sure to catch you the SCAR 2016 OSC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!