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Antarctic Infrastructure Positions Open new item Jul 20, 2016

Antarctic Infrastructure Positions Open

NSF's Division of Polar Programs is seeking to fill two staff vacancies at its Arlington, Va. Headquarters; Chief Program Manager in the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) section and Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager in AIL. Deadlines for application are August 15, 2015 and July 27, 2016, respectively.


Polar Research Community Advice and Opinions Sought on NSF Polar Programs Realignment Jul 6, 2016

Polar Research Community Advice and Opinions Sought on NSF Polar Programs Realignment

The National Science Foundation has posted a Dear Colleague Letter seeking research community input in evaluating a change of structure that took place in FY 2013 in which Polar was realigned from the Office of Polar Programs to the Division of Polar Programs within the Directorate for Geosciences.


New United States Antarctic Program (USAP) Deployment Requirement: MMR Vaccine Now Mandatory May 27, 2016

New United States Antarctic Program (USAP) Deployment Requirement: MMR Vaccine Now Mandatory

The National Science Foundation is introducing a new requirement that all personnel deploying to Antarctic stations and aboard research vessels must be vaccinated for the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR).


Message from Polar Senior Leadership the passing of Thomas N. Taylor May 5, 2016

Message from Polar Senior Leadership the passing of Thomas N. Taylor

Thomas N. Taylor, the curator of paleobotany at the University of Kansas' Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum and a prominent U.S. Antarctic Program paloebotanist, passed away last week.


National Safety Stand Down, May 2-6, 2016 Apr 29, 2016

National Safety Stand Down, May 2-6, 2016

In the spirit of this May's National Safety Stand Down, the Division of Polar Programs encourages all participants and employers in the Polar Regions to take time identifying and addressing safety hazards in work settings.


Brian W. Stone to Serve as NSF Director's First Chief of Staff Apr 12, 2016

Brian W. Stone to Serve as NSF Director's First Chief of Staff

Brian W. Stone, who heads the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) section in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs, will begin an assignment as chief of staff to NSF Director France A. Córdova on May 1, 2016.


Dr. Scott Borg Honored With Presidential Award External U.S. government site
Dr. Paul Cutler Appointed Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science Program
Dr. Thomas Wilch Appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director
Dr. Christian Fritsen Appointed Program Director for Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Dear Colleague: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
Call for Researcher Applications to Host a PolarTREC Teacher in the 2016-2017 Season; Application Deadline: September 8, 2015External Non-U.S. government site
In Memorium: Winifred Reuning
NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics
Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2015 Midwinter's Day
Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences External U.S. government site
NSF Invites News Media to Apply for the Opportunity to Report on NSF-Supported Antarctic Research, Application Deadline July 31, 2015 External U.S. government site
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science: Deadline, June 23, 2015
Facts about the NSF and the United States Antarctic Program
Michael E. Jackson Joins PLR's Antarctic Sciences Section External U.S. government site
Ms. Susanne LaFratta Appointed Section Head for the Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section of Polar Programs External U.S. government site
Environmental Policy Specialist; Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section: Deadline, April 10, 2015 External U.S. government site
U.S. Researchers Can Apply for Travel Funds, International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium, Goa, India, July 2015
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School Opportunity: Deadline, March 31, 2015
NSF/Polar Antarctic Funding Opportunity: Deadline, April 15, 2015
Statement by Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of the Division of Polar Programs, on the Death of Alberto Behar
Restrictions for Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Antarctic Program
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
Draft Report on GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020, An Invitation for Public Comment
Scott Borg nominated for SAMMIE award External U.S. government site
Chile Waives Reciprocity Fee for Travelers
Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Proposals for the Antarctic Sciences Solicitation External U.S. government site
Information Related to the U.S Government Shutdown
USAP Dental X-Ray Requirements Changed
2014-16 USAP Participants Guide Now Available
USCGC Polar Star Stands Down From Antarctic Rescue; Will Proceed to McMurdo Station to Conduct Break-In
Staff Changes in the Division of Polar Programs External U.S. government site
Fiscal Challenges Facing the U.S. Antarctic Program - A Message to the U.S. Antarctic Program Research Community External U.S. government site
Staff Changes in Antarctic Sciences External U.S. government site
USAP Deployment Forms Updated
NSF Charters Icebreaker to Support U.S. Research Stations in Antarctica External U.S. government site
NSF/POLAR Funding Opportunity: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program - Deadline May 31, 2013 External U.S. government site
National Science Foundation Realignment Plans (Press Statement 12-002) External U.S. government site
2012 Midwinter's Day Greetings from the United States Antarctic Stations
Research Vessel Icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP) Charter Extended
NSF/POLAR Antarctic Funding Opportunity - Deadline May31, 2012
Antarctic Support Contractor Seeks Qualified Job Applicants
New Program Officers Join Antarctic Sciences Division
New Report Unveils Eight Questions to Drive Future Research in AntarcticaExternal Non-U.S. government site
USAP Grantee Alert: Icebreaker Status - Updated August 25, 2011
Norm Augustine to Lead Review of Antarctic Science
Read the NSF Press Release
New Zealand Earthquake: Updates and Impact on the United States Antarctic Program
UNOLS Hosts February Workshop on New Polar Research Vessel Development
IGY Scientist Left Indelible Mark on Polar Sciences External U.S. government site
Subra Suresh Confirmed as NSF Director External U.S. government site
USAP Participants Alert: September 2010 Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Status
Deceased University of Wisconsin Professor was Polar Pioneer in Meteorology External U.S. government site
NSF Releases Open Government Plan External U.S. government site
ARSV Laurence M. Gould Charter Extension
NSF Launches Open Government Web Page External U.S. government site
NSF Director to Lead New Purdue Global Institute External U.S. government site
AGIC Customer Service Plan Available to View
USAP Air Post Office Will No Longer Accept Registered Mail
USAP Baggage Allowance Changes
USAP Email Address Format Changing
New Generation of Polar Researchers (NGPR) SymposiumExternal Non-U.S. government site
International Polar Year (IPY) Sea Ice DayExternal Non-U.S. government site
U.S. Opening Ceremony Celebrates the International Polar Year (IPY) External U.S. government site
New ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) Project Site ReleasedExternal Non-U.S. government site
The WAIS Web Site External U.S. government site
"What's cool about WAIS?" Site External U.S. government site
International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 External U.S. government site
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