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The Changing Face of Polar Oceanography Jun 14, 2018

The Changing Face of Polar Oceanography

On World Oceans Day, a video made aboard the OPP research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer shows a team of women that are helping to transform the historically male world of oceanography.

For Nearly a Quarter of a Century, Supporting a World-Class Classroom in Antarctica Jun 14, 2018

For Nearly a Quarter of a Century, Supporting a World-Class Classroom in Antarctica

For early-career scientists, learning the ropes in Antarctica can mean donning actual safety lines and harnesses. This past austral summer, 20 students traveled to OPP's McMurdo Station to conduct a range of experiments and learn first-hand what it's like to do research at the bottom of the world.

Antarctic Blue-Water Sailing Jun 5, 2018

Antarctic Blue-Water Sailing

A wave breaks into the Baltic Room--which provides access to launch and retrieve instruments--aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer during a 2017 research cruise of the NSF-funded Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM).

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