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VIDEO: "What Lies Beneath"... Antarctic Ice is Pretty Amazing
News  /  Wednesday April 19, 2017
See for yourself, in this brief clip from a virtual-reality project produced by The New York Times, which visited Antarctica last November under the auspices of OPP's Media Visitors program....

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"Citizen Scientists" Sought to Count Seals in Satellite Images
News  /  Wednesday April 19, 2017
NSF-funded scientists are asking for the public's help to look through thousands of satellite images of Antarctica in the first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals....

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Photographer Shaun O'Boyle Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
News  /  Wednesday April 19, 2017
Shaun O'Boyle, a Massachusetts-based participant in NSF's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, is the recipient of a 2017 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. O'Boyle deployed to Antarctica primarily to...

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Polar Glaciers May be Home to Previously Undiscovered Carbon Cycle
News  /  Wednesday April 19, 2017
Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and be part of an as yet undiscovered "dynamic...

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New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) Program Mar 31, 2017

New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) Program

The Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) Program has released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). They are not intended to be a modification of the Program Solicitation. If there are any inconsistencies between the AAW Program Solicitation and these FAQs, the information in the Program Solicitation prevails.


Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled) Mar 31, 2017

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

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), announces a nationwide search for outstanding scientists to fill open Program Director positions to assist in research program management in programmatic areas of Arctic Sciences, Antarctic Sciences, and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics.


Submission of Proposals to New Antarctic Research Program Solicitation: Deadline, May 23, 2017
Applications for 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program Due April 17, 2017 External U.S. government site

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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.


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International Jazz Day is celebrated at South Pole Station

Video: International Jazz Day is Celebrated at South Pole Station

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