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

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

Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday July 26, 2022

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


McMurdo Station parade celebrates July 4

McMurdo Station parade celebrates July 4

USAP Headlines
Thursday July 21, 2022

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.


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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.


Jul
01
2022

EVENT: Office of Polar Programs Antarctic Sciences Section Virtual Office Hours

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All USAP participants - including current awardees, pending proposers, and future proposers - are welcome to attend.


Jun
22
2022

Antarctic stations celebrate Midwinter's Day

USAP Headlines

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.


Jun
21
2022

Chat Live with Scientists in Antarctica!

Events

Join ecologist Kim Bernard & her team live from Palmer Station, Antarctica for a live #WorldKrillDay event.


Jun
10
2022

Job Opportunity: Facilities Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section

USAP Headlines

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


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).


Jun
06
2022

Shedding fluffy baby fur shapes how Weddell seal pups learn to swim

The Antarctic Sun

Molting status determines when Weddell seal pups are ready for life in the water more than other developmental milestones, according to new research.


May
23
2022

Birding club documents frequent flyers around McMurdo Station

The Antarctic Sun

Birdwatchers used their free time to catalog the birds calling Hut Point Peninsula their home.


May
02
2022

Wintertime flow of Blood Falls caught on camera for the first time

The Antarctic Sun

Researchers have caught a wintertime release of brine from Blood Falls on camera for the first time, but the exact cause of the curious phenomenon remains a mystery.


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
18
2022

Antarctic microbe produces potential cancer-fighting drug

The Antarctic Sun

Researchers map the genetic machinery behind a natural anti-cancer compound from Antarctica for the first time


Apr
14
2022

Ocean giants' appetites are larger than we thought

The Antarctic Sun

Blue whales eat seven Space Shuttles worth of food every year, new research finds


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.


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