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Job Opportunity: Program Manager (Station Manager, Antarctica)

Job Opportunity: Program Manager (Station Manager, Antarctica)

Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday November 23, 2021

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is searching for searching for a McMurdo Station Manager to provide on-site day-to-day oversight of the operation of supporting infrastructure and facilities in Antarctica.


OPP welcomes Ms. Carla Haroz as new Antarctic Operations Manager

OPP welcomes Ms. Carla Haroz as new Antarctic Operations Manager

Office of Polar Programs News
Monday November 22, 2021

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section is excited to welcome Ms. Carla Haroz as the Antarctic Operations Manager.


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Oct
12
2021

NSF Launches Outreach Effort to Help Shape the USAP Sexual Assault/Harassment Prevention and Response Program

Office of Polar Programs News

NSF has established Agency-wide policies and requirements to help ensure research environments are free from sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of harassment.


Aug
30
2021

Dr. Doug Kowalewski Joins the Office of Polar Programs as Section Head for Antarctic Sciences

Office of Polar Programs News

Dr. Douglas Kowalewski joins OPP as the new Section Head for Antarctic Sciences. Dr. Kowalewski brings with him a myriad of experiences in environmental science and commitment to increasing diversity in the sciences. As a co-founder and steering member of the Massachusetts Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Regional Network, Dr. Kowalewski's work led to increased STEM recruiting and retention initiatives on Massachusetts State University campuses.


Aug
04
2021

Your Feedback is Needed: Take the NSF Content Survey

Office of Polar Programs News

We have put together a short survey to let us know your role within the polar community, your preferred communications channels, and what content you are interested in receiving! The survey should only take 5 minutes and will help us provide better, more valuable information to you and others in the polar community.


Aug
04
2021

NSF selects Roberta Marinelli as director of the Office of Polar Programs

Office of Polar Programs News

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Roberta Marinelli to serve as director of the Office of Polar Programs, overseeing Arctic and Antarctic research and operational support for polar facilities. Dr. Marinelli brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position, having served in OPP as a program director in Antarctic Biology and Medicine (1997-2000) and in Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems (2005-2011). Her deep understanding of NSF's fundamental role in creating opportunities for the research community and supporting polar science research infrastructure has led to advanced international partnerships to improve Antarctic research capabilities.


Jul
23
2021

Jonathan "Mike" Prince joins Office of Polar Programs as Antarctic Research Vessel Program Manager

Office of Polar Programs News

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section is excited to welcome Mr. Jonathan "Mike" Prince as the Antarctic Research Vessel (ARV) Project Manager. In this position, Mr. Prince is responsible for providing technical guidance and direct engagement on overall project development, design, planned construction, and delivery of the Antarctic Research Vessel, a major Office of Polar Programs MREFC initiative. Mr. Prince coordinates with contract personnel, vessel support groups, other sections in OPP, as well as other programs throughout NSF to achieve the project goals.


Jun
16
2021

Michael Gencarelli appointed Planning Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program

Office of Polar Programs News

Mr. Michael Gencarelli has been appointed to be the Planning Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), and will be responsible for the full range of planning across the program. This includes overseeing station plans and Capital Investment Plan for facilities and infrastructure, project plans to implement funded work, and long-range and annual program plans to guide sustaining activities in Antarctica. This position is part of the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics at NSF.


May
24
2021

Lauren Lipuma joins the U.S. Antarctic Program as Antarctic Communications Editor

Office of Polar Programs News

Lauren Lipuma joins USAP as a part of Leidos, the prime contractor for USAP. Lauren will be writing, editing, and managing the online Antarctic Sun newspaper, creating multi-media products, and serving as photographer and manager of the USAP Photo Library archive. Before joining the U.S. Antarctic Program, Lauren worked as a science writer, photographer, and video and podcast producer for eight years in Washington, D.C.


May
10
2021

Margaret Knuth appointed Chief Program Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program

Office of Polar Programs News

Ms. Margaret Knuth has been appointed to be the Chief Program Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program, where she will manage and oversee operations and logistics across USAP stations, field sites, gateways, and port facilities. She will also lead USAP's logistics collaborations with other National Antarctic Programs, and serve on the USAP Executive Management Board. This position is part of the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics at NSF.


Apr
12
2021

Tammy Perkins joins the Office of Polar Programs as Business Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program

Office of Polar Programs News

Ms. Perkins is a native of University Heights, Ohio. She began her federal government career as a business opportunity specialist/program analyst for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in the HUBZone program office. Prior to joining the National Science Foundation, Ms. Perkins worked for the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) office, a client support center, within the General Services Administration's (GSA) Office of Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) that provides assisted acquisition services.


Mar
10
2021

Appointment of Robert Moore, Acting Section Head, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

Office of Polar Programs News

Dr. Robert Moore will assume the duties of Acting Section Head of the Geospace Section in the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) starting March 14, 2021. He will replace Dr. Michael Wiltberger, who has finished his fourth year on an IPA assignment at NSF, and will return to his home institution, National Center for Atmospheric Research.


Feb
22
2021

Kimberly Ohnemus joins OPP as John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Office of Polar Programs News

Kimberly Ohnemus is a Cape Cod native who has spent the majority of her life along the coastlines of New England. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology, concentrating in ecology and evolution, from Skidmore College in 2014. After a brief career as an educator, she chose to pursue environmental policy, graduating from the University of Rhode Island with an MA in Marine Affairs in the spring of 2020.


Jan
28
2021

New NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Data and Sample Reuse in Polar Research

Office of Polar Programs News

This new NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Data and Sample Reuse in Polar Research from the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) encourages submission of proposals that leverage existing data, physical samples, and non-physical samples (e.g., films, recordings, etc.), as well as those that facilitate the reuse of existing data.


Dec
12
2020

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is Seeking a Section Head for Antarctic Sciences

Office of Polar Programs News

The Section Head, Antarctic Sciences Section, a senior member of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) management team, is responsible to the Office Director for the overall planning, management, and commitment of budgeted program funds for the Section.


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