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December 2018 - Lapse in Government Appropriations
News  /  Saturday December 22, 2018
As of midnight, December 21, 2018, the U.S. government is experiencing a lapse in appropriations. Until the situation is resolved, please refer to the OPM.gov web site regarding the status for federal...

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Science Magazine Names IceCube Neutrino Discovery as One of 10 Finalists for 2018 Breakthrough of the Year
News  /  Friday December 21, 2018
Science magazine has named the detection of a high-energy neutrino by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at OPP's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station as one of nine runners-up for the science breakthrough of 2018....

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50 Years Of Weddell Seals
News  /  Friday December 21, 2018
For a half a century, generations of researchers have studied various aspects of the life cycle of generations of Weddell seals around Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, making them some of the most closely...

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Hands-On Learning in the Antarctic
News  /  Wednesday December 19, 2018
Chilean and U.S. students and teachers have recently completed the 2018 session of the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE), which, in the U.S., is funded by OPP and managed by the Dartmouth...

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"Sources Sought" for Replacement of Pier at Antarctica's Palmer Station
News  /  Wednesday December 19, 2018
NSF seeks information about eligible firms capable of performing construction services at Palmer Station....

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December 2018 - Lapse in Government Appropriations Dec 22, 2018

December 2018 - Lapse in Government Appropriations

As of midnight, December 21, 2018, the U.S. government is experiencing a lapse in appropriations. Until the situation is resolved, please refer to the OPM.gov web site regarding the status for federal employees. However, we expect the U.S. Antarctic Program to remain operational under our contractor for the foreseeable future.


Comments Sought for OPP Advisory Committee Document on Research-investment Priorities Dec 22, 2018

Comments Sought for OPP Advisory Committee Document on Research-investment Priorities

The OPP Advisory Committee has drafted a succinct and broad synthesis of recommended priorities for OPP research investments in the document. The document is An Advisory Overview for the Office of Polar Programs.


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

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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.