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Comment Period Extended for NSF South Pole Station Master Plan

Comment Period Extended for NSF South Pole Station Master Plan

Office of Polar Programs News
Thursday June 06, 2024

The comment period for the draft South Pole Station Master Plan (SPSMP) has been extended to July 17, 2024.


Launch Update on the USAP Sexual Assault and Harassment Climate Survey

Launch Update on the USAP Sexual Assault and Harassment Climate Survey

Office of Polar Programs News
Friday May 24, 2024

The U.S. National Science Foundation will begin gathering data to support the Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Program for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).


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May
21
2024

AGU Travel Awards for Early-to-mid Career Faculty

Office of Polar Programs News

A new NSF-funded faculty travel grant to James Madison University will support up to 50 early-to-mid career faculty from under-resourced U.S. undergraduate-focused institutions, such as Emerging Research Institutions (ERIs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and community colleges (2YCs) to attend, in person, the AGU24 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this fall.


May
17
2024

National Security Memorandum on United States Policy on the Antarctic Region

Office of Polar Programs News

Today, President Biden signed a National Security Memorandum (NSM) on United States Policy on the Antarctic Region, just ahead of the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.


May
16
2024

Update on the NSF South Pole Station Master Planning Process

Office of Polar Programs News

The draft South Pole Station Master Plan (SPSMP) has been made available for public comment via the United States Federal Register.


May
08
2024

Request for Information: Transport Aircraft in support of NSF

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. Department of the Interior has released a Request for Information (RFI) regarding large transport aircraft capable of using wheels or skis interoperably for take-offs and landings in support of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in Greenland and Antarctica.


May
02
2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024: Join Webinar on New FORECAST Program

Office of Polar Programs News

Join NSF program directors from the Division of Research, Innovation, Synergies and Education (RISE) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) regarding the new Focus on Recruiting Emerging Climate and Adaptation Scientists and Transformers (FORECAST) program (NSF 24-558) in a virtual webinar to learn more about this new opportunity.


Apr
26
2024

Non-Renewal of ARSV Laurence M. Gould Charter: Transition Plans for Antarctic Research Support

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. National Science Foundation's (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) has announced the non-renewal of the charter for the Antarctic Research and Supply Vessel (ARSV) Laurence M. Gould (LMG) following the conclusion of the 2023-24 Antarctic season.


Apr
10
2024

Mr. William Kinser joins OPP's Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics as a Financial Specialist

Office of Polar Programs News

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is pleased to welcome Mr. William Kinser as a financial specialist in the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section.


Apr
03
2024

2024-2025 Antarctic Media Visit Status

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) continues to prioritize the backlog of science and critical infrastructure projects at NSF U.S. Antarctic Program stations. Considering these factors and a reduced budget environment, NSF will not be facilitating media visits to Antarctica for the upcoming 2024-2025 season.


Apr
01
2024

Update on Science Support and Infrastructure in Antarctica

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) recognizes that the Antarctic community is looking for promised updates on the infrastructure and logistics support to be provided by the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) for funded researchers during the 2024-2025 field season, and the status of the solicitation for proposals requesting USAP support in future seasons.


Mar
21
2024

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Confronting Hazards, Impacts and Risks for a Resilient Planet (CHIRRP)

Office of Polar Programs News

The Confronting Hazards, Impacts and Risks for a Resilient Planet Program (CHIRRP) invites projects focusing on innovative and transformative research that advances Earth system hazard knowledge and risk mitigation in partnership with affected communities.


Mar
11
2024

EVENT: Live - Antarctic Meteorites and the Origin of Our Solar System

Office of Polar Programs News

On April 15 at 1:00 PM EST, join Dr. James Karner from the University of Utah's Department of Geology & Geophysics, as he talks about his recent work as part of ANSMET.


Feb
26
2024

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Physical Science Administrator (Program Director)

Office of Polar Programs News

The Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Program Director in Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (AOAS).


Feb
26
2024

Dr. Jean Cottam Allen joins the Office of Polar Programs as Acting Director

Office of Polar Programs News

On February 26, 2024, Dr. Jean Cottam Allen joined as Acting Director for the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO).


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