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Antarctic Insect's Newly Sequenced Genome is Smallest to Date
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Program Announcements
September 15, 2014
Restrictions for Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Antarctic Program new item Restrictions for Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Antarctic Program

Due to the potential operational, environmental and safety hazards, the use of any UAV, drone, or remotely piloted aircraft in Antarctica by U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) personnel is prohibited without specific authorization.

August 8, 2014
Draft Report on GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020, An Invitation for Public Comment Draft Report on GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020, An Invitation for Public Comment

The National Science FoundationÂ’s Geosciences Directorate seeks public comment by September 12, 2014 on its draft report, Dynamic Earth: GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020.

USAP Participant Notice: Baggage Allowance Reduced Between Christchurch and McMurdo
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Knauff, Former New York Air National Guard Commander, Dies in Glider Crash
Featured Article
International Jazz Day at McMurdo Station

International Jazz Day at McMurdo Station:
This year's International Jazz Day celebration included a videotaped duet by U.S. Antarctic Program participants at McMurdo Station.

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