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Atmospheric Observations at the South Pole
News  /  Tuesday January 16, 2018
The two-story Atmospheric Research Observatory building houses a long-term research program carried out by the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division. NOAA/ESRL measures long-term trends of gases and aerosols and...

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NPR Host Gets Tips from Antarctica for How to Stay Warm During the Bomb Cyclone
News  /  Friday January 5, 2018
The "bomb cyclone" has hit the eastern U.S. causing flight cancelations and power outages. On Jan. 5, Keri Nelson, at NSF's Palmer Station, Antarctica, discussed with All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro...

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"Learning By Doing" at the Bottom of the World
News  /  Friday January 5, 2018
Through a grant to the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, OPP supports two opportunities for U.S. high-school students to travel to the polar regions and participate in hands-on and inquiry-based...

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Massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet has History of Instability
News  /  Wednesday December 20, 2017
New research, led by The University of Texas at Austin and the University of South Florida (USF) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has found that the East Antarctic Ice...

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NSF seeks Program Director, Arctic Observing Network: Applications Due January 29 Dec 19, 2017

NSF seeks Program Director, Arctic Observing Network: Applications Due January 29

NSF is seeking candidate(s) for an Arctic Observing Network (Program Director) within the Arctic Observing Network (AON) Program in the Arctic Sciences (ARC) Section, Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria, VA. ARC supports scientific research in the Arctic, related research, and operational support.


NSF seeks Program Director, Arctic Systems Sciences Program: Applications Due January 29 Dec 19, 2017

NSF seeks Program Director, Arctic Systems Sciences Program: Applications Due January 29

The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director for the Arctic Sciences Section (ARCSS) Program in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Alexandria, VA. The Office of Polar Programs is responsible for planning, funding, and implementing scientific research programs in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions.


DEADLINE: Dear Colleague Letter on Provision of Capabilities for Storing, Curating, and Managing Scientific Ice Cores for the NSF Research Community Due February 15 Dec 6, 2017

DEADLINE: Dear Colleague Letter on Provision of Capabilities for Storing, Curating, and Managing Scientific Ice Cores for the NSF Research Community Due February 15

NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is seeking expressions of interest from organizations interested in providing storage, curation, and scientific-management capabilities for ice cores collected in support of scientific research. The goal to ensure secure, long-term, cost-effective archival of and access to ice cores for use by the scientific community.


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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 Foundations's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.


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International Jazz Day is celebrated at South Pole Station

Video: International Jazz Day is Celebrated at South Pole Station

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