USAP Participants
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As a participant in this national effort to learn more about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, you are one of about 3,000 people who perform or support research projects each year. This page provides information to assist you with your work in the program and deployment to Antarctica.
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An overview of all USAP calendars and schedules, including conferences, SIP reviews, airlift calendars, and ship schedules.
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Get a listing of upcoming USAP forums, or reports on past events.
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Read about altitude awareness, passport information, airline restrictions, and accommodations in New Zealand or Chile.
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Information on shipping cargo to the Ice, air transportation protocol, airlift calendars, and other logistical aspects of the USAP.
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Read about IT architecture and information security, or if you're part of IT, view the status of your project.
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If you're a civilian USAP participant, you may be eligible to receive a medal and certificate.
Researchers & Science Projects
Locate a researcher, or read about the progress and results of Antarctic research efforts.
Science Support
Science support tools and information, including POLAR ICE, planning and science summaries, committee minutes, satellite images and maps, and more.
Vessel Science & Operations
Access information regarding USAP research vessels and marine science.
The USAP Participant Guide
View information such as the U.S. role in Antarctica, how to prepare for deployment, conservation, permits, science cargo, travel guidelines, and working at USAP facilities.
The USAP Field Manual
Read about information such as basic field party preparation, field safety training, snow shelters, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, Antarctic navigation, search and rescue, and altitude acclimatization.
International Polar Year External U.S. Government Site
Visit the National Science Foundation's web portal for International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008.

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