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

Terri Edillon, NSF

Media Contact
Cassandra Eichner, NSF

NSF Office of Polar
Programs Communications,

The Antarctic Sun
Lauren Lipuma

2022-2023 Antarctic Media Visits

NSF and USAP will not be accepting applications or holding media visits for the 2022-2023 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
For information on linking to the USAP website, using USAP logos, and copyright information.

News and Announcements

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Response to Antarctic Sea Ice Community Response to Antarctic Sea Ice Community
New USAP Headlines
Thursday September 21, 2023

Earlier this year, the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) received a letter from researchers who depend on sea ice around McMurdo Station to conduct their research.

The NSF Office of Polar Programs awards $3.8 million to early-career scientists The NSF Office of Polar Programs awards $3.8 million to early-career scientists
Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday September 12, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) has awarded $3.8 million to early-career scientists as part of the OPP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF) Program.

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