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

More and Better Science in Antarctica Link to PDF file
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McMurdo Master Plan Report Link to PDF file

Program Announcements
July 24, 2014
USAP Participant Notice: Baggage Allowance Reduced Between Christchurch and McMurdo USAP Participant Notice: Baggage Allowance Reduced Between Christchurch and McMurdo

The baggage allowance on the Ice flight between Christchurch and McMurdo has been reduced to 75 pounds (34 kg), both directions. Be sure to read the "Changes in 2014-2015" document included in your deployment paperwork to learn about other important changes.

July 23, 2014
NSF Invites News Media to Apply for the Opportunity to Report on Antarctic Research NSF Invites News Media to Apply for the Opportunity to Report on Antarctic Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting written proposals from media professionals to report on research supported by NSF's Division of Polar Programs in Antarctica.

NSF's Division of Polar Programs Seeks Candidates for Program Manager for Antarctic Research Facilities and Special Projects
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.

Watch the Video

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