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EVENT: February 16, Virtual Industry Day for Operations and Science Support to the United States Antarctic Program EVENT: February 16, Virtual Industry Day for Operations and Science Support to the United States Antarctic Program
Monday January 18, 2021

The United States Antarctic Program encompasses all U.S. scientific research and related logistics in Antarctica and aboard ships in the Southern Ocean. The program's world class science relies on seamless integration between operations and research support. NSF is beginning acquisition planning for a follow-on to the current Antarctic Support Contract, and wants to hear from interested parties at a Virtual Industry Day.
IceCube Collaboration Awarded the 2021 Bruno Rossi Prize IceCube Collaboration Awarded the 2021 Bruno Rossi Prize
Thursday January 14, 2021

The 2021 Bruno Rossi Prize, awarded annually by the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the American Astronomical Society, "for a significant contribution to High Energy Astrophysics, with particular emphasis on recent, original work," has been awarded to Francis Halzen and the IceCube Collaboration.

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

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2020-2021 Antarctic Media Visits

NSF and USAP will not be accepting applications or holding media visits for the 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Any updates to this decision will be posted to the NSF Office of Polar Programs Announcements page:

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
View the most recent news releases, including Antarctic science news.

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
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