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Ultraviolet Radiation Giving Antarctic Microbes Mixed Messages
News  /  Monday May 21, 2018
Ultraviolet radiation is a high-energy wavelength of light that can damage a cell's DNA and causes sunburn in humans. But an NSF-funded team led by Benjamin Van Mooy, a senior scientist at...

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VIDEO: The First Journey to This World
News  /  Tuesday May 15, 2018
Lake Mercer is one of the largest lakes under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The OPP-funded Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA) project aims to explore this biome beneath the ice....

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Antarctic Program Photographers Score Highly in Nature's Annual Photo Contest
News  /  Thursday May 10, 2018
Two images taken by U.S. Antarctic Program participants scored highly in the journal Nature's 2108 Scientist At Work photo contest, which attracted 300 entries worldwide. The photo of scientists drilling ice cores...

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Newly Collected Fossils Offer a Glimpse Into Prehistoric Antarctica
News  /  Thursday May 10, 2018
An international NSF-funded research team deployed to the Transantarctic Mountains recently found a wealth of animal fossils that survived one of the greatest extinctions Earth has ever seen....

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On Earth Day, Scouring the Sea Bottom... at the Bottom of the World
News  /  Tuesday May 1, 2018
A group of research divers, led by Chuck Amsler, of UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the community at NSF's Palmer Station dove deep on Earth Day to reclaim...

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NSF Seeks Antarctic Sciences Section Head: Deadline, May 29, 2018 Apr 4, 2018

NSF Seeks Antarctic Sciences Section Head: Deadline, May 29, 2018

NSF's Office of Polar Programs seeks to fill the position of section head in its Antarctic Sciences Section. The section head is a senior member of OPP's management team and is responsible to the Office Director for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted program funds for the section. The application period opened on April 3 and will close on May 29.


NSF Seeks Antarctic Sciences Section Head: Deadline, May 15, 2018 Apr 4, 2018

NSF Seeks Antarctic Sciences Section Head: Deadline, May 15, 2018

NSF's Office of Polar Programs seeks to fill the position of section head in its Antarctic Sciences Section. The section head is a senior member of OPP's management team and is responsible to the Office Director for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted program funds for the section. The application period opened on April 3 and will close on May 15.


Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled)
Policy Against Harassment Affirmed

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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 Foundations's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.