To perform research in Antarctica is to truly push the bounds of science. Participants in the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) must pass stringent physical qualifications and extensive safety training in preparation for deployment to the "Ice."
The Participant On-Line Antarctic Resource Information Coordination Environment (POLAR ICE) is the web-based software application used to assist in deployment preparation, and coordinate and facilitate support for Antarctic research missions.
Researchers seeking a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and researchers who have been awarded NSF funding for work in Antarctica use POLAR ICE in the following ways:
First Time Users
First time users be sure to read all information about POLAR ICE listed below before launching the application.