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Maj. Gen. German Has Antarctic Glacier Named After Him
News  /  Tuesday April 17, 2018
New York Air National Guard Major General Anthony P. German (right) recently was presented with an image of an Antarctic glacier that was named for him in recognition of his service to...

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A Window Opens Into Antarctica's Frozen Ocean
News  /  Tuesday April 17, 2018
The McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory (MOO) consists of a live-streaming HD video camera that can point and zoom in all directions, a high-definition underwater microphone, and sensors that measure basic ocean conditions such...

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OPP Volunteers at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo
News  /  Tuesday April 10, 2018
Office of Polar Programs volunteers helped bring a little of the polar regions to the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo....

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Palmer Station Celebrates 50 Years of Antarctic Discovery
News  /  Thursday March 22, 2018
Fifty years ago this week, NSF's Palmer Station was established on Anvers Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula. The 34 people currently on station celebrated the occasion on March 20 with cake, a...

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VIDEO: N.Y. Air Guard Flies Unique Aircraft in Support of Polar Science
News  /  Tuesday March 20, 2018
In this newly released Department of Defense video, Aircraft Commander Maj. Malcolm Schongalla, of the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard, discusses the logistical support the unit provides...

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


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

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NSF Seeks Antarctic Sciences Section Head: Deadline, May 15, 2018 Apr 4, 2018

NSF Seeks Antarctic Sciences Section Head: Deadline, May 15, 2018

NSF's Office of Polar Programs seeks to fill the position of section head in its Antarctic Sciences Section. The section head is a senior member of OPP's management team and is responsible to the Office Director for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted program funds for the section. The application period opened on April 3 and will close on May 15.


Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled) Apr 4, 2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled)

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), announces a nationwide search for outstanding scientists to fill open Program Director positions to assist in research program management in programmatic areas of Arctic Sciences, Antarctic Sciences, and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics.


Policy Against Harassment Affirmed
MacDonald joins Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section

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