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McMurdo Station parade celebrates July 4
USAP Headlines
Thursday July 21, 2022

Residents of McMurdo Station took part in the sixth-annual Independence Day parade earlier this month, a demonstration of their creativity and commitment to fun at the midpoint of the long Antarctic winter.

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EVENT: Office of Polar Programs Antarctic Sciences Section Virtual Office Hours
Events
Friday July 01, 2022

All USAP participants - including current awardees, pending proposers, and future proposers - are welcome to attend.

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Antarctic stations celebrate Midwinter's Day
USAP Headlines
Wednesday June 22, 2022

In Antarctica, the winter solstice marks the halfway point of the harsh, cold, dark winter. Since the time of the early explorers, those who work in Antarctica during the long polar night

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Chat Live with Scientists in Antarctica!
Events
Tuesday June 21, 2022

Join ecologist Kim Bernard & her team live from Palmer Station, Antarctica for a live #WorldKrillDay event.

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Job Opportunity: Facilities Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
USAP Headlines
Friday June 10, 2022

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is hiring a Facilities Manager in the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL).

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Summary of the Polar Physical Qualification Process in Response to Changing COVID-19 Dynamics

Summary of the Polar Physical Qualification Process in Response to Changing COVID-19 Dynamics

Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday July 26, 2022

To protect both the individuals deploying and the overall mission, it is critical that persons are healthy and medically fit for deployment.


Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs Data, Code, and Sample Management Policy

Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs Data, Code, and Sample Management Policy

Office of Polar Programs News
Friday July 15, 2022

The recommendations and requirements laid out in this letter aim to advance open polar data to maximize the benefit of NSF's investments in research, facilitate transparency and replicability in polar science, and increase the impact of polar research.


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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.