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UPDATE: How USAP is Responding to COVID-19 Challenges and Planning for the Upcoming Season
Tuesday April 28, 2020
NSF is committed to being supportive and as responsive as possible to the needs of the research community in the face of challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of...

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EVENT: OPP Virtual Office Hours for Information Regarding NSF's Current Operations
Tuesday April 14, 2020
The Antarctic Sciences (ANT) and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Sections in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) will be hosting virtual office hours this week to share information with the academic...

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Statement From Dr. Kelly K. Falkner Regarding COVID-19 and Antarctica
Friday April 10, 2020
There are currently no known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Antarctica. The U.S. Antarctic Program, collectively with other national Antarctic programs via the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs, are...

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Dinosaurs of Antarctica, a large-format film, launched globally in museums and IMAX cinemas in February
Tuesday April 07, 2020
Dinosaurs of Antarctica, a large-format film produced by Giant Screen Films, launched globally into museum and IMAX© cinemas in February. Evidence of dinosaurs and other creatures living in Antarctica have been found....

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NOTICE: OPP Science Support and Operational Changes in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday March 31, 2020
The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) recognizes the particular challenges that COVID-19 poses for the polar research community. Please read the following notice, which includes information about the Arctic and the U.S....

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McMurdo Station - Arrival Heights Webcam
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South Pole Station - Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station Webcam
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USAP Photo Library

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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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DEADLINE April 27: Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program Director Vacancy Mar 31, 2020

DEADLINE April 27: Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program Director Vacancy

The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate for an Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems (AOE) program director's position within its Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Antarctic Sciences Section at NSF's Alexandria, Va. Headquarters.

Rowell Joins OPP as Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Program Manager Feb 17, 2020

Rowell Joins OPP as Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Program Manager

W. Andrew Rowell, a graduate of The Citadel Military College of South Carolina, has joined OPP's Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section as logistics program manager. Prior to joining AIL, he was the Services and Logistics Division Chief for HQ Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Administrative Assistant Operations Directorate (SAF/AAO) at The Pentagon.

Gregory Joins OPP as Antarctic Transportation Program Manager
Moore to Join Antarctic Sciences Section


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.