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Adelie Penguins Sport New Tags, Long-Term Tagging Project Notes "Dramatic" Uptick in Populations
News  /  Wednesday May 24, 2017
Ornithologist David Ainley and his team attached new electronic tags to about 150 penguins to record where each penguin goes and how deeply it dives under water. The tagging project ties in...

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The So-Called "Doomsday Glacier" and How NSF-Funded Scientists Hope to Learn More About Its Fate
News  /  Wednesday May 24, 2017
In a May 9th story, Rolling Stone Magazine reports that "Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is so remote that only 28 human beings have ever set foot on it". The trouble with...

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VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA: Digital Immersion Into the Fate of Antarctic's Ice and What it Means to the Rest of the World
News  /  Thursday May 18, 2017
The New York Times has published a package of digital and virtual-reality segments, called "Antarctic Dispatches", on its website that exposes viewers to the visceral experience of doing science on the southernmost...

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Lyle McGinnis, International Geophysical Year Antarctic Researcher, Dies at 86
News  /  Friday May 12, 2017
Lyle McGinnis who worked in Antarctica as a geoscientist in the 1957-58 International Geophysical Year (IGY) and also spent many years on the continent, died on April 19 in Des Plaines, Illinois....

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USAP Prime Contractor to Hold “Industry Days” Conferences for Upcoming Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) Projects May 18, 2017

USAP Prime Contractor to Hold “Industry Days” Conferences for Upcoming Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) Projects

Leidos Innovations Corporation (Leidos), who provides logistical support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) managed U.S. Antarctic Program, is holding two upcoming "industry days". Leidos is encouraging prime and lower-tier subcontractors who are interesting in learning more about projects and acquisition under the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) program, to attend the upcoming conferences.


New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the NSF Antarctic Research Program Solicitation (NSF 17-543) May 11, 2017

New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the NSF Antarctic Research Program Solicitation (NSF 17-543)

The Office of Polar Programs has issued a new FAQ to address specific questions regarding proposal submittals to its Antarctic Research program solicitation.


New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) Program
Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled)

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