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Introducing the Polar Science Early Career Community Office

Introducing the Polar Science Early Career Community Office

Office of Polar Programs News
Monday April 18, 2022

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


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

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

Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday April 12, 2022

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


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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.


Mar
28
2022

Andrew Titmus joins OPP as Environmental Program Manager

Office of Polar Programs News

The Office of Polar Programs is pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Titmus as the Environmental Program Manager.


Mar
28
2022

Job opportunity: OPP seeks Safety and Occupational Health Manager

Office of Polar Programs News

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is searching for searching for a Safety and Occupational Health Manager to help ensure that Antarctica and the Arctic research is as safe as reasonably possible and meets various Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) standards.


Mar
23
2022

UPDATE: (FAQs) for Update on COVID-19 Protocols for the Office of Polar Programs (OPP)

Office of Polar Programs News

The Office of Polar Programs has released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Update on COVID-19 Protocols for the Office of Polar Programs (OPP).


Feb
08
2022

Ally Kristan joins OPP as the 2022 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Office of Polar Programs News

The Office of Polar Programs is pleased to welcome Ally Kristan as the 2022 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow.


Nov
23
2021

Job Opportunity: Program Manager (Station Manager, Antarctica)

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Nov
22
2021

OPP welcomes Ms. Carla Haroz as new Antarctic Operations Manager

Office of Polar Programs News

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


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.


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