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Palais Awarded Richardson Medal
News  /  Thursday December 13, 2018
Julie Palais, who served at NSF for more than 26 years and was, prior to her retirement in 2016, OPP's Antarctic glaciology program manager, was presented with the International Glaciological Society's Richardson...

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Two Contract Employees Die in Antarctica
News  /  Wednesday December 12, 2018
Two fire technicians at the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica have been pronounced dead following an incident at a generator building that powers a radio transmitter near the station. The...

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A Presidential Commemoration
News  /  Wednesday December 5, 2018
The U.S. flag flies at half staff over NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica to mark the passing of former President George H.W. Bush....

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Spreading the Word About Antarctic Science
News  /  Wednesday December 5, 2018
Peter Doran, a professor of geology and geophysics and the John Franks Endowed Chair at Louisiana State University - LSU (left), is interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniela Hernandez (right), and...

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On the Eve of Antarctica Day: Conservation and Preservation
News  /  Wednesday December 5, 2018
A view of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the largest ice-free area on the continent. Named by the British Antarctic explorers of the early 20th century, the Dry Valleys were thought by them...

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Isern to Head Antarctic Sciences Section new item Dec 11, 2018

Isern to Head Antarctic Sciences Section

Alexandra Isern has been named as the new head the Office of Polar Programs' (OPP) Antarctic Sciences Section. She is currently acting section head and will make the transition to the federal Senior Executive Service as she takes on the section head duties permanently.


AGU D.C.: Pose Questions to OPP Staff About Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science Dec 5, 2018

AGU D.C.: Pose Questions to OPP Staff About Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science

Stephanie Short, who heads OPP's Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section, and Ben Roth, AIL facilities engineering projects manager, will be available on Wednesday December 12 from 11am - 2pm at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union to discuss, and answer questions, about the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project.


Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Investments in Education and Polar Science
McGinn to Begin Temporary Assignment as Acting Head of Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section

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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.