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New Antarctic Research Vessel Webpage

New Antarctic Research Vessel Webpage

USAP Headlines
Monday September 12, 2022

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.


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

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

Office of Polar Programs News
Monday September 12, 2022

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.


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Sep
08
2022

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

USAP Headlines

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.


Sep
01
2022

Funding Opportunity: Ideas Lab: Engineering Technologies to Advance Underwater Sciences

Office of Polar Programs News

NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP), along with other Directorates and Offices, are seeking proposals aimed to advance underwater sciences through the Ideas Lab.


Aug
31
2022

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

USAP Headlines

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


Aug
29
2022

Genetics reveals how fish and seals adapt to Antarctic cold

The Antarctic Sun

New research into seal and fish genomes is giving scientists clues to how these hardy animals evolved to survive the extreme cold of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.


Aug
25
2022

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

Office of Polar Programs News

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.


Aug
25
2022

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

USAP Headlines

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.


Aug
22
2022

Key Antarctic fish species declining due to climate change

The Antarctic Sun

New research finds populations of Antarctic silverfish along the West Antarctic Peninsula are plummeting due to warming temperatures and the loss of sea ice caused by climate change.


Jul
26
2022

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

Office of Polar Programs News

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


Jul
21
2022

McMurdo Station parade celebrates July 4

USAP Headlines

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.


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

Events

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.


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