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Applications for Field Experiences in Greenland and Antarctica for High School Students Due January 31, 2016 new item Dec 8, 2016

Applications for Field Experiences in Greenland and Antarctica for High School Students Due January 31, 2016

Through a grant to the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, the Division of Polar Programs provides two NSF funded opportunities for U.S. high school students to travel to the Arctic and Antarctic to participate in hands-on and inquiry-based science activities. Prospective applicants should complete the online form at the link provided.


Teacher Applications for Palmer LTER Project Due December 23, 2016 new item Dec 7, 2016

Teacher Applications for Palmer LTER Project Due December 23, 2016

Teachers are encouraged to apply for the opportunity for their students to take part in one of a series of video teleconferences (VTC) scheduled between January 24, 2017 and March 1, 2017 by the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. Prospective participants should complete the online application form at the link provided.


U.S. Antarctic Program Investigator Dies in Snowmobile Accident Oct 23, 2016

U.S. Antarctic Program Investigator Dies in Snowmobile Accident

Dr. Gordon Hamilton, University of Maine Climate Change Institute, Orono, Maine, was fatally injured when the snow machine he was riding went into a crevasse. Hamilton's team was camped in a heavily crevassed area known as the Shear Zone (SZ), approximately 25 miles south of McMurdo Station, the largest of the three U.S. research stations in Antarctica.


Statement From Dr. Kelly K. Falkner on the Death in Antarctica of Gordon Hamilton Oct 23, 2016

Statement From Dr. Kelly K. Falkner on the Death in Antarctica of Gordon Hamilton

On behalf of all of us in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs, which manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, I wish to express our deepest sympathies and regrets to the family, friends, and colleagues of Gordon Hamilton, who died this weekend while conducting field research in Antarctica.


New NSF Solicitation: The Future of Thwaites Glacier and its Contribution to Sea-level Rise Oct 21, 2016

New NSF Solicitation: The Future of Thwaites Glacier and its Contribution to Sea-level Rise

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have announced that they will jointly fund as much as $25 million in research, and make available additional funding for associated logistical support, to understand a massive Antarctic glacier whose collapse could significantly affect global sea level.


Polar Staff Members Awarded at 2016 NSF Director's Awards Ceremony Oct 21, 2016

Polar Staff Members Awarded at 2016 NSF Director's Awards Ceremony

Three Division of Polar Programs staff members were awarded at the 2016 National Science Foundation's Director's Awards ceremony held on Thursday, October 20.


Carr Joins NSF's Division of Polar Programs Environmental, Safety, and Health Section
Electronic Answering System Set Up to Handle Temporary High Volume of Calls About Antarctic Physical-Qualification Process
Dear Colleague Letter: Support For Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
Antarctic Infrastructure Positions Open
Polar Research Community Advice and Opinions Sought on NSF Polar Programs Realignment
New United States Antarctic Program (USAP) Deployment Requirement: MMR Vaccine Now Mandatory
Message from Polar Senior Leadership the passing of Thomas N. Taylor
National Safety Stand Down, May 2-6, 2016
Brian W. Stone to Serve as NSF Director's First Chief of Staff
Dr. Scott Borg Honored With Presidential Award External U.S. government site
Dr. Paul Cutler Appointed Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science Program
Dr. Thomas Wilch Appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director
Dr. Christian Fritsen Appointed Program Director for Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Dear Colleague: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
Call for Researcher Applications to Host a PolarTREC Teacher in the 2016-2017 Season; Application Deadline: September 8, 2015External Non-U.S. government site
In Memorium: Winifred Reuning
NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics
Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2015 Midwinter's Day
Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences External U.S. government site
NSF Invites News Media to Apply for the Opportunity to Report on NSF-Supported Antarctic Research, Application Deadline July 31, 2015 External U.S. government site
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science: Deadline, June 23, 2015
Facts about the NSF and the United States Antarctic Program
Michael E. Jackson Joins PLR's Antarctic Sciences Section External U.S. government site
Ms. Susanne LaFratta Appointed Section Head for the Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section of Polar Programs External U.S. government site
Environmental Policy Specialist; Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section: Deadline, April 10, 2015 External U.S. government site
U.S. Researchers Can Apply for Travel Funds, International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium, Goa, India, July 2015
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School Opportunity: Deadline, March 31, 2015
NSF/Polar Antarctic Funding Opportunity: Deadline, April 15, 2015
Statement by Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of the Division of Polar Programs, on the Death of Alberto Behar
Restrictions for Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Antarctic Program
USAP Participant Notice: Baggage Allowance Reduced Between Christchurch and McMurdo
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Knauff, Former New York Air National Guard Commander, Dies in Glider Crash
Draft Report on GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020, An Invitation for Public Comment
Scott Borg nominated for SAMMIE award External U.S. government site
Chile Waives Reciprocity Fee for Travelers
Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Proposals for the Antarctic Sciences Solicitation External U.S. government site
Information Related to the U.S Government Shutdown
USAP Dental X-Ray Requirements Changed
2014-16 USAP Participants Guide Now Available
USCGC Polar Star Stands Down From Antarctic Rescue; Will Proceed to McMurdo Station to Conduct Break-In
Staff Changes in the Division of Polar Programs External U.S. government site
Fiscal Challenges Facing the U.S. Antarctic Program - A Message to the U.S. Antarctic Program Research Community External U.S. government site
Staff Changes in Antarctic Sciences External U.S. government site
USAP Deployment Forms Updated
NSF Charters Icebreaker to Support U.S. Research Stations in Antarctica External U.S. government site
NSF/POLAR Funding Opportunity: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program - Deadline May 31, 2013 External U.S. government site
National Science Foundation Realignment Plans (Press Statement 12-002) External U.S. government site
2012 Midwinter's Day Greetings from the United States Antarctic Stations
Research Vessel Icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP) Charter Extended
NSF/POLAR Antarctic Funding Opportunity - Deadline May31, 2012
Antarctic Support Contractor Seeks Qualified Job Applicants
New Program Officers Join Antarctic Sciences Division
New Report Unveils Eight Questions to Drive Future Research in AntarcticaExternal Non-U.S. government site
USAP Grantee Alert: Icebreaker Status - Updated August 25, 2011
Norm Augustine to Lead Review of Antarctic Science
Read the NSF Press Release
New Zealand Earthquake: Updates and Impact on the United States Antarctic Program
UNOLS Hosts February Workshop on New Polar Research Vessel Development
IGY Scientist Left Indelible Mark on Polar Sciences External U.S. government site
Subra Suresh Confirmed as NSF Director External U.S. government site
USAP Participants Alert: September 2010 Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Status
Deceased University of Wisconsin Professor was Polar Pioneer in Meteorology External U.S. government site
NSF Releases Open Government Plan External U.S. government site
ARSV Laurence M. Gould Charter Extension
NSF Launches Open Government Web Page External U.S. government site
NSF Director to Lead New Purdue Global Institute External U.S. government site
AGIC Customer Service Plan Available to View
USAP Air Post Office Will No Longer Accept Registered Mail
USAP Baggage Allowance Changes
USAP Email Address Format Changing
New Generation of Polar Researchers (NGPR) SymposiumExternal Non-U.S. government site
International Polar Year (IPY) Sea Ice DayExternal Non-U.S. government site
U.S. Opening Ceremony Celebrates the International Polar Year (IPY) External U.S. government site
New ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) Project Site ReleasedExternal Non-U.S. government site
The WAIS Web Site External U.S. government site
"What's cool about WAIS?" Site External U.S. government site
International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 External U.S. government site
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