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PRI Shows How Seals Assist Scientists with Predictions of the Thwaites Glacier Collapse
News  /  Monday July 15, 2019
Weddell seals dive almost 2,000 feet below the ocean's surface. Elephant seals (such as the one in this 2005 photo) go even deeper - more than 3,000 feet. That means if scientists...

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Independence Day on The Ice
News  /  Thursday July 11, 2019
Personnel at McMurdo Station, Antarctica used their lunch break on July 5 to celebrate Independence Day with a parade. Aside from taking place on a continent experiencing 24 hours of darkness, many...

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A Celebrity Chef's Passion for Science
News  /  Monday July 1, 2019
Angela Zoumplis, a biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, earlier this week wrote on the opinion pages of the New York Times about a visit to a field camp in the...

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Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2019 Midwinter's Day
News  /  Friday June 21, 2019
In Antarctica, the winter solstice is the longest night of the year and marks the halfway point of winter. Since the time of the early explorers, those people who have chosen to...

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Researchers Uncover Trove of Ancient Fossils That Highlight Antarctica as an Evolutionary Crucible
News  /  Thursday June 20, 2019
The mountains of Antarctica may seem an unlikely place to find fish, but they were exactly what a team of paleontologists working along the edge of the Polar Plateau last winter were...

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Jackson to Manage Antarctic Earth Sciences Program new item Jul 18, 2019

Jackson to Manage Antarctic Earth Sciences Program

Michael E. Jackson, currently the program director for Research Facilities and Special Projects in OPP's Antarctic Sciences Section, will assume the duties of Antarctic Earth Sciences (AES) program director on September 1. He will replace Douglas Kowalewski, who has managed the AES program on a temporary "rotator" appointment.

Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section Has Announced Two Vacancies May 16, 2019

Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section Has Announced Two Vacancies

A logistics manager and a transportation manager: The logistics manager oversees logistical and operational support systems needed to maintain and improve U.S. Antarctic Program infrastructure and to enable Program-supported science. The transportation manager oversees intercontinental airlift and sealift operations for the U.S. Antarctic Program.

News item Research on Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Harassment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Contexts
News item Antarctic Infrastructure Section Vacancies


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.