USAP Logo and Usage Standards
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The U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) logo may be used by USAP participants to acknowledge USAP support. Any public or official materials associated with USAP, whether in print or online, must include the USAP logo.

The logo should not be used in a manner that falsely implies employment by or affiliation with the USAP. It must not be used to imply endorsement of or actual endorsement of a product or service.

Do not use the NSF or USAP brand names as part of another company or service name, web site name, trade name or product name. Do not incorporate the logos into other company logos or trademarks. The shape, colors, proportions, or orientation of the USAP logo should not be changed. Do not animate the logo.

No explicit permission is necessary to use the USAP logo as described above.

Requests to use the logo other than as stated above must be approved. Specific color standards and file types can be provided if needed. Inquiries should be directed to Web Support.

The USAP logo should always be downloaded from this website to ensure the most current version is used.

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The National Science Foundation logo usage and guidelines are also available and should serve as a similar guide for display and use of the USAP logo.

If displayed together, the NSF and USAP logos shall be placed so that the NSF is always superior, meaning it must be placed either above or to the left of the USAP logo.

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Both logos should be of equal size in most instances, but if different sizing is required, the NSF logo should be the larger of the two.

Always download the NSF logo from the NSF website to ensure the most current version is used.


If you use text to describe the website, please use the following:

Short Description of the USAP Website is the official site for the United States Antarctic Program.

Long Description of the USAP Website is the official site for the United States Antarctic Program. The site provides information about the U.S. presence in Antarctica, including the mission of the program, science discoveries, recent news, and facts about the continent.

Using Text from the USAP Website
If you copy and reproduce any text from the USAP website, you are required to follow copyright laws as defined in the 1976 Copyright Act External U.S. government site.

More Information

For more information on what to expect from the USAP website, and what we expect from our users, see our Policies.