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Sexual Assault Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Virtual Listening Session

Sexual Assault Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Virtual Listening Session

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Wednesday December 07, 2022

The virtual listening session will be held via zoom on December 13, 2022 10:00-11:30am ET (December 14, 2022 4:00-5:30am NZ)


U.S. Antarctic stations celebrate Polar Pride Day

U.S. Antarctic stations celebrate Polar Pride Day

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Friday December 02, 2022

Polar Pride celebrations span the frozen continent


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Nov
30
2022

Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director

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Antarctic Sciences Section is hiring a Physical Science Program Director for the Antarctic Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences Program. Apply by January 16 on USAjobs.


Nov
12
2022

Message to the Antarctic Community Regarding COVID Measures

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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.


Nov
05
2022

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

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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

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


Oct
26
2022

The Antarctic Sun turns 25

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Antarctic Sun, the U.S. Antarctic Program's website for Antarctic news and information.


Oct
20
2022

Environmental Update for USAP Personnel in Response to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI H5N1)

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The USAP is requiring enhanced biosecurity protocols in the Antarctic this season, including pre-landing surveillance, decontamination of boots and gear between seabird colonies, and reporting of suspected HPAI outbreaks.


Oct
17
2022

Live from Antarctica: The Story of Ice

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Join NSF-funded researchers from the Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX) live from Antarctica as they embark on a journey to answer critical questions to understand past and future climate change.


Sep
12
2022

New Antarctic Research Vessel Webpage

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The new Future USAP Antarctic Research Vessel (ARV) pages will provide information on the current preliminary vessel design, expected vessel capabilities, frequently asked questions, and more.


Sep
08
2022

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

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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.


Aug
31
2022

The NSF Office of Polar Programs awards $3.3 million to early-career scientists

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In the second year of the OPP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program, 11 grants have been made representing the Arctic and Antarctic community


Aug
25
2022

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

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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
21
2022

McMurdo Station parade celebrates July 4

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Residents of McMurdo Station took part in the sixth-annual Independence Day parade earlier this month, a demonstration of their creativity and commitment to fun at the midpoint of the long Antarctic winter.


Jun
22
2022

Antarctic stations celebrate Midwinter's Day

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In Antarctica, the winter solstice marks the halfway point of the harsh, cold, dark winter. Since the time of the early explorers, those who work in Antarctica during the long polar night have celebrated Midwinter's Day, a unique and special holiday for the southernmost continent.


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