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Weisen Shen, NSF-funded Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University, Awarded the AGU Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award
Thursday October 08, 2020
The Keiiti Aki Early Career Award is presented annually to an outstanding early career seismologist in recognition of their scientific accomplishments in the field of seismology. Shen's research interests are in the...

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Ancient Adelie Penguin Colony Revealed by Snowmelt
Wednesday September 23, 2020
Professor of Biology and Marine Biology Dr. Steven Emslie NSF-funded research findings in Antarctica were recently been published in the latest online edition of Geology. Well-preserved carcasses and remains of penguins have...

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Heavy Cosmic Rays - The Flight Of SuperTIGER-II
Wednesday September 16, 2020
In December 2019, SuperTIGER clawed its way back into the upper atmosphere. The second flight of the SuperTIGER cosmic ray experiment flew high above the icy continent for more than a month,...

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Deep Channels Link Ocean to Antarctic Glacier
Thursday September 10, 2020
Newly discovered deep seabed channels beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica may be the pathway for warm ocean water to melt the underside of the glacier....

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Detecting Anomalous Life Swarms
Wednesday September 02, 2020
Using high-frequency surface radar, ocean gliders, and underwater moorings, scientists take a close look at the ecosystem of the Palmer Deep to understand biological hot spots throughout the oceans surrounding the Antarctic...

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Job Opportunity: Business Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics new item Oct 28, 2020

Job Opportunity: Business Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics

This position is located in the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and is located in Alexandria, VA. The Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section is responsible for planning, budgeting, and overseeing the science support, infrastructure, operations, and logistics support for the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Sheppard Promoted to OPP Executive Officer Oct 20, 2020

Sheppard Promoted to OPP Executive Officer

Paul Sheppard has been promoted as the OPP Executive Officer in the Front Office of the Office of Polar Programs. Paul's previous position was the Chief Program Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program within the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section (AIL). Paul joined the NSF in 2011 following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force.

Liles Joins OPP Safety and Occupational Health Team
Pope joins OPP as Program Director for Polar Cyberinfrastructure


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.