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Deep Channels Link Ocean to Antarctic Glacier
Thursday September 10, 2020
Newly discovered deep seabed channels beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica may be the pathway for warm ocean water to melt the underside of the glacier....

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Detecting Anomalous Life Swarms
Wednesday September 02, 2020
Using high-frequency surface radar, ocean gliders, and underwater moorings, scientists take a close look at the ecosystem of the Palmer Deep to understand biological hot spots throughout the oceans surrounding the Antarctic...

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Fossil Evidence of 'Hibernation-Like' State in 250-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Animal
Friday August 28, 2020
In a paper published August 27, 2020 in the journal Communications Biology, NSF-funded scientists at the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture report evidence of a...

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Equatorial Winds Ripple Down to Antarctica
Tuesday August 18, 2020
An NSF-funded University of Colorado Boulder-led team is first to observe new equatorial wind patterns in Antarctica, revealing new connections in global circulation. The team has uncovered a critical connection between winds...

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PODCAST: Field Support and Training
Thursday August 13, 2020
Antarctica is a continent full of...

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Want to Work in Antarctica? The USAP is Looking for Station Area Managers new item Sep 15, 2020

Want to Work in Antarctica? The USAP is Looking for Station Area Managers

Station Area Managers are responsible for overseeing all site operations from planning through execution for the following major activities: science activities, operations, facilities, projects, transportation and logistics, and information technology.

Rhemann joins Office of Polar Programs as Science Assistant for Antarctic Sciences new item Sep 15, 2020

Rhemann joins Office of Polar Programs as Science Assistant for Antarctic Sciences

Jennifer Rhemann has joined NSF as the new Science Assistant for Antarctic Sciences, Office of Polar Programs. Jennifer has supported the USAP as a contractor for 19 years, working 14 summers and six winters at McMurdo Station multiple support roles and has pursued graduate education in Antarctic sciences and polar law and policy. She has worked toward professional certifications including Incident Command Systems, Emergency Management, and Aviation Risk Management.

Nelson joins OPP as Safety and Occupational Health Manager
Sung joins OPP as Science Policy Advisor


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.