Welcome to the United States Antarctic Program Portal
United States Antarctic Program United States Antarctic Program Logo National Science Foundation Logo
Alert
Read the latest information from NSF on coronavirus (COVID-19)

U.S. Antarctic stations celebrate Polar Pride Day
New USAP Headlines
Friday December 02, 2022

Polar Pride celebrations span the frozen continent

Continue Reading

Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director
New USAP Headlines
Wednesday November 30, 2022

Antarctic Sciences Section is hiring a Physical Science Program Director for the Antarctic Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences Program. Apply by January 16 on USAjobs.

Continue Reading

Weddell seal moms sacrifice diving capacity to help pups grow
The Antarctic Sun
Monday November 21, 2022

Nursing Weddell seal moms transfer so much iron to their pups through their milk that they can't spend as much time underwater in the months after their pups are weaned, according to

Continue Reading

Message to the Antarctic Community Regarding COVID Measures
USAP Headlines
Saturday November 12, 2022

McMurdo Station experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases in October and November. The safety and health of the deployed and deploying population is our highest priority, which is why NSF is instituting

Continue Reading

Female leopard seals are way, way bigger than their male counterparts
The Antarctic Sun
Monday November 07, 2022

New research shows female leopard seals can be up to twice as large as males, a far bigger difference in body size between the two sexes than biologists previously observed.

Continue Reading

USAP Station Webcams

Live Images from Antarctica

McMurdo Station - Arrival Heights Webcam
McMurdo Station - Observation Hill Webcam
McMurdo Station - ITC-Prime Construction Webcam
South Pole Station - Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station Webcam
South Pole Station - South Pole Radio Telescopes Webcam
Palmer Station - Palmer Station Webcam
Palmer Station - Torgersen Island Penguin Colony Webcam

Office of Polar Programs News

Most Recent

Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director

Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director

New Office of Polar Programs News
Wednesday November 30, 2022

Antarctic Sciences Section is hiring a Physical Science Program Director for the Antarctic Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences Program. Apply by January 16 on USAjobs.


Message to the Antarctic Community Regarding COVID Measures

Message to the Antarctic Community Regarding COVID Measures

Office of Polar Programs News
Saturday November 12, 2022

McMurdo Station experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases in October and November. The safety and health of the deployed and deploying population is our highest priority, which is why NSF is instituting a two-week pause in travel from Christchurch to McMurdo. This temporary pause will lower transmission rates and decrease the likelihood of positive individuals reaching other locations.


Media

USAP Photo Library

USAP Photo Library logo

View current and historical photos profiling science, scenery, wildlife, and more.


The Antarctic Sun

The Antarctic Sun logo

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

Features

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.