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South Pole hosts its first-ever PhD defense
USAP Headlines
Wednesday January 12, 2022

A PhD student wintering in Antarctica became possibly the first person to successfully defend their dissertation from the South Pole.

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Happy New Year!
USAP Headlines
Tuesday January 11, 2022

Celebrating 2022 with a new South Pole marker.

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Research Update: Baleen whale prey consumption based on high-resolution foraging measurements
Science News
Monday January 10, 2022

A new study shows that baleen whales once annually consumed 430 million tons of Antarctic krill.

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South Pole winterover gives The TODAY Show's Hoda and Jenna a tour of the south pole
USAP Headlines
Friday January 07, 2022

Take a tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station!

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Research Update: A Recirculating Eddy Promotes Subsurface Particle Retention in an Antarctic Biological Hotspot
Science News
Wednesday January 05, 2022

A recent study has shown that a subsurface element impacts the creation of the Palmer Deep Canyon hotspot.

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Job Opportunity: Program Manager (Station Manager, Antarctica)

Job Opportunity: Program Manager (Station Manager, Antarctica)

Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday November 23, 2021

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is searching for searching for a McMurdo Station Manager to provide on-site day-to-day oversight of the operation of supporting infrastructure and facilities in Antarctica.

OPP welcomes Ms. Carla Haroz as new Antarctic Operations Manager

OPP welcomes Ms. Carla Haroz as new Antarctic Operations Manager

Office of Polar Programs News
Monday November 22, 2021

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section is excited to welcome Ms. Carla Haroz as the Antarctic Operations Manager.


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The official source for news of the United States Antarctic Program and US Antarctic Stations.


Special Report

A site map of the proposed new McMurdo Station taken from the NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Report

Take a look at the National Science Foundation's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.