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McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory Releases Recording of Antarctic Orca Sounds
News  /  Wednesday February 20, 2019
Researchers with the OPP-funded McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory at NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica have released a 100-minute recording of the world's southernmost killer whales....

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A Force of Nature, a Marvel of Logistics
News  /  Friday February 15, 2019
Paul Cziko, a researcher at the University of Oregon and the principal investigator for the McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory at NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica, earlier this month recorded this roughly two-minute, time-lapse video...

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Rolling Stone, Rolling Ship: A Correspondent on the Way to Antarctica Shares a Firsthand Experience of the Notorious Drake Passage
News  /  Tuesday February 12, 2019
Jeff Goodell, a writer for Rolling Stone, is one of two journalists competitively selected to cover a research cruise of NSF's Nathaniel B. Palmer. The cruise is part of the International Thwaites...

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"Dressed For Success" in the Antarctic
News  /  Tuesday February 12, 2019
Marine technician Jennie Howatt pilots a small craft in Antarctic waters as part of a research cruise aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer....

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"Cold Pursuits: A Scientist's Quest to Uncover Antarctica's Hidden Secrets" -- The Wall Street Journal
News  /  Thursday February 7, 2019
In late November, a reporter and photographer from The Wall Street Journal visited NSF-funded researchers in Antarctica under OPP's auspices, to report on science being carried out in the McMurdo Dry Valleys,...

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View current and historical photos profiling science, scenery, wildlife, and more at the USAP Photo Library.


The Antarctic Sun

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

Program Announcements

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OPP Seeks Biological Sciences Program Director Feb 14, 2019

OPP Seeks Biological Sciences Program Director

OPP seeks a qualified candidate for a program-director position for the Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program. The job would be located at NSF's headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.


Information for Grantees and Potential Grantees on the Effects of the Partial Government Shutdown on Proposal Processing Feb 1, 2019

Information for Grantees and Potential Grantees on the Effects of the Partial Government Shutdown on Proposal Processing

NSF has published a page of guidance for grantees and potential grantees on the effects that the recent 35-day funding lapse in appropriations and shutdown of the agency has had on deadlines and other elements of proposal processing.


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

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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.