Information Technology and Communications Services
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South Pole Marisat-GOES Terminal (SPMGT) and GOES backup antenna.
South Pole Marisat-
GOESTerminal (SPMGT)
and GOES backup

IT Architecture

The following group establishes guidance and standards for systems being developed and deployed within the USAP networked environment.

USAP Enterprise Architecture and Strategy

Information Security

In accordance with federal standards, Information Security develops and/or administers network compliance policies and instructions, Awareness Training, Rules of Behavior, and computer requirements for the USAP network.

USAP Information Security Program

USAP Email Address Format

If you are a current or future USAP participant, or communicate with participants, please be aware of the USAP email address format.

USAP Email Address Format

USAP Mailing Lists

Several list servers are used for disseminating USAP information or providing a forum for list member postings.

Mailing Lists

South Pole Communications Satellites

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station uses communications satellites for the transfer of South Pole science, operational, and weather data, as well as Internet, telephone, and email services.  The satellite web pages include information about the satellites, their supporting ground-based systems, and South Pole service schedules.

South Pole Station Satellite Communications System and Pass Schedules

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Curator: Jeffrey Scharf, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Tim Howard, Division of Polar Programs