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New Antarctic Research Vessel Webpage
USAP Headlines
Monday September 12, 2022

The new Future USAP Antarctic Research Vessel (ARV) pages will provide information on the current preliminary vessel design, expected vessel capabilities, frequently asked questions, and more.

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NSF Awards $4 million for a National Polar Education and Arts Program
USAP Headlines
Thursday September 08, 2022

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources have awarded $4 million to Oregon State University to facilitate and manage the Polar Science,

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The NSF Office of Polar Programs awards $3.3 million to early-career scientists
USAP Headlines
Wednesday August 31, 2022

In the second year of the OPP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program, 11 grants have been made representing the Arctic and Antarctic community

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Genetics reveals how fish and seals adapt to Antarctic cold
The Antarctic Sun
Monday August 29, 2022

New research into seal and fish genomes is giving scientists clues to how these hardy animals evolved to survive the extreme cold of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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Results from the U.S. Antarctic Program's Sexual Assault and Harassment Needs Assessment
USAP Headlines
Thursday August 25, 2022

NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) enlisted subject matter experts to examine sexual harassment and sexual assault in the USAP Community and identify corrective actions for concerns revealed by interviews and surveys.

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NSF Awards $4 million for a National Polar Education and Arts Program

NSF Awards $4 million for a National Polar Education and Arts Program

Office of Polar Programs News
Monday September 12, 2022

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources have awarded $4 million to Oregon State University to facilitate and manage the Polar Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (Polar STEAM) initiative.


Funding Opportunity: Ideas Lab: Engineering Technologies to Advance Underwater Sciences

Funding Opportunity: Ideas Lab: Engineering Technologies to Advance Underwater Sciences

Office of Polar Programs News
Thursday September 01, 2022

NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP), along with other Directorates and Offices, are seeking proposals aimed to advance underwater sciences through the Ideas Lab.


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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.