Office of Polar Programs News
Dr. David Porter Joins the Antarctic Sciences Section in Antarctic Oceans and Atmospheres
The Office of Polar Programs, Antarctic Sciences Section is pleased to welcome Dr. David Porter as program director in Antarctic Oceans and Atmospheres.
Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director
Antarctic Sciences Section is hiring a Physical Science Program Director for the Antarctic Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences Program. Apply by January 16 on USAjobs.
Message to the Antarctic Community Regarding COVID Measures
McMurdo Station experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases in October and November. The safety and health of the deployed and deploying population is our highest priority, which is why NSF is instituting a two-week pause in travel from Christchurch to McMurdo. This temporary pause will lower transmission rates and decrease the likelihood of positive individuals reaching other locations.
NSF Office of Polar Programs Message Regarding Pause in Deployments to Antarctica
Consistent with the U.S. National Science Foundation's commitment to balance research and operational needs while containing the spread of Covid cases in Antarctica, NSF is implementing a pause on all travel to the continent for the next two weeks, effective immediately, while the situation is re-assessed.
USAP plans for the upcoming Antarctic research season
USAP outlines actions to ensure the health and safety of all deployers.
Rebecca Gast joins the OPP Antarctic Sciences Section as a Program Director for Organisms and Ecosystems
Dr. Rebecca Gast joins the NSF Office of Polar Programs from the Biology Department, Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography, where she is an Associate Scientist.
Dear Colleague Letter: Seafloor Geodesy 2022
A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Seafloor Geodesy 2022 has been posted inviting proposals for seafloor geodesy field campaigns to deploy transponders from an existing instrument pool for 1-4 sites at tectonic settings that target volcanic processes, transform processes, plate motions, or polar regions.
NSF Awards $4 million for a National Polar Education and Arts Program
The U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources have awarded $4 million to Oregon State University to facilitate and manage the Polar Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (Polar STEAM) initiative.
Funding Opportunity: Ideas Lab: Engineering Technologies to Advance Underwater Sciences
NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP), along with other Directorates and Offices, are seeking proposals aimed to advance underwater sciences through the Ideas Lab.
Results from the U.S. Antarctic Program's Sexual Assault and Harassment Needs Assessment
NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) enlisted subject matter experts to examine sexual harassment and sexual assault in the USAP Community and identify corrective actions for concerns revealed by interviews and surveys.
Summary of the Polar Physical Qualification Process in Response to Changing COVID-19 Dynamics
To protect both the individuals deploying and the overall mission, it is critical that persons are healthy and medically fit for deployment.
Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs Data, Code, and Sample Management Policy
The recommendations and requirements laid out in this letter aim to advance open polar data to maximize the benefit of NSF's investments in research, facilitate transparency and replicability in polar science, and increase the impact of polar research.
Job Opportunity: Facilities Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
The NSF Office of Polar Programs is hiring a Facilities Manager in the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL).