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Special Reports

Take a look at Special Reports, External Panel reviews, and NSF’s forward-looking Master Plans.

McMurdo Master Plan Link to PDF file (updated, 1/29/16)
Palmer Station Master Plan Link to PDF file (new, 2/2/16)
More and Better Science in Antarctica Link to PDF file
NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Response External U.S. government site

Program Announcements
December 11, 2015
Dr. Paul Cutler Appointed Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science Program Dr. Paul Cutler Appointed Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science Program

Dr. Paul Cutler has been appointed as the new Program Director for the Antarctic Integrated System Science Program within the Division’s Antarctic Sciences Section.

August 3, 2015
Dr. Thomas Wilch Appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director Dr. Thomas Wilch Appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director

Dr. Thomas Wilch has joined the Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) as Program Director for Antarctic Earth Sciences (AES). Dr. Wilch has worked on a variety of Antarctic research projects, including two that focus on using volcanic records to reconstruct the history of the Antarctic ice sheet and on the multi-national ANDRILL project.

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Warming Antarctic Waters May Allow King Crabs to "Restructure" Ecosystems

Warming Antarctic Waters May Allow King Crabs to Restructure Ecosystems

Rapid warming of the ocean west of the Antarctic Peninsula could make it possible for king crab populations to return from the deep sea and disrupt Antarctic ecosystems.

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