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Wednesday August 04, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Roberta Marinelli to serve as director of the Office of Polar Programs, overseeing Arctic and Antarctic research and operational support for polar facilities. Dr. Marinelli brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position, having served in OPP as a program director in Antarctic Biology and Medicine (1997-2000) and in Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems (2005-2011). Her deep understanding of NSF's fundamental role in creating opportunities for the research community and supporting polar science research infrastructure has led to advanced international partnerships to improve Antarctic research capabilities.

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USAP Media Relations

If you have inquiries about information or a news story related to Antarctica, contact the following:

Communications
Terri Edillon, NSF
703.292.7521
tedillon@nsf.gov
 

Media Contact
Mike England, NSF
703.292.2380
mengland@nsf.gov
media@nsf.gov

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Dena Headlee, NSF
703.292.7739
dheadlee@nsf.gov
 

The Antarctic Sun
Lauren Lipuma
antsun@usap.gov
 
 

2021-2022 Antarctic Media Visits

NSF and USAP will not be accepting applications or holding media visits for the 2021-2022 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302303&org=OPP

Any updates to this decision will be posted to the NSF Office of Polar Programs Announcements page: https://www.nsf.gov/news/announcements.jsp?org=OPP

NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP)
See what the National Science Foundation is reporting about Antarctica, and find out how to subscribe to new press releases.

NSF Polar Programs News Releases
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Significant U.S. Science Discoveries from Antarctica
Read about the many notable scientific discoveries made by USAP researchers.

The Antarctic Sun Newspaper
Why do people go to Antarctica, and what do they do there? Read the USAP's newspaper to find out about U.S. Antarctic communities.

Video Clips, Maps and Images
USAP Participants continually document Antarctica through various multimedia. Take a look at the USAP web cams, ice-breaking ships, Dinosaurs on Ice, satellite images, and more.

USAP Logo and Usage Standards
For information on linking to the USAP website, using USAP logos, and copyright information.