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Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director

Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director

Office of Polar Programs News
Wednesday November 30, 2022

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

Message to the Antarctic Community Regarding COVID Measures

Office of Polar Programs News
Saturday November 12, 2022

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.


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Nov
05
2022

NSF Office of Polar Programs Message Regarding Pause in Deployments to Antarctica

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Nov
01
2022

USAP plans for the upcoming Antarctic research season

Office of Polar Programs News

USAP outlines actions to ensure the health and safety of all deployers.


Sep
22
2022

Rebecca Gast joins the OPP Antarctic Sciences Section as a Program Director for Organisms and Ecosystems

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Sep
20
2022

Dear Colleague Letter: Seafloor Geodesy 2022

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Sep
12
2022

NSF Awards $4 million for a National Polar Education and Arts Program

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Sep
01
2022

Funding Opportunity: Ideas Lab: Engineering Technologies to Advance Underwater Sciences

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Aug
25
2022

Results from the U.S. Antarctic Program's Sexual Assault and Harassment Needs Assessment

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Jul
26
2022

Summary of the Polar Physical Qualification Process in Response to Changing COVID-19 Dynamics

Office of Polar Programs News

To protect both the individuals deploying and the overall mission, it is critical that persons are healthy and medically fit for deployment.


Jul
15
2022

Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs Data, Code, and Sample Management Policy

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Jun
09
2022

Job Opportunity: Facilities Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section

Office of Polar Programs News

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is hiring a Facilities Manager in the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL).


Apr
19
2022

Introducing the Polar Science Early Career Community Office

Office of Polar Programs News

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) has officially launched!


Apr
12
2022

UPDATE: 2022-2023 Media visits to the Arctic and Antarctic

Office of Polar Programs News

The health and safety of the polar research community continues to be NSF's top priority.


Mar
29
2022

The Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section welcomes Mr. Marc Tunstall as Station Manager, Antarctica

Office of Polar Programs News

The Office of Polar Programs Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section is excited to welcome Mr. Marc Tunstall as the new NSF Station Manager, Antarctica.


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