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South Pole hosts its first-ever PhD defense

South Pole hosts its first-ever PhD defense

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Wednesday January 12, 2022

A PhD student wintering in Antarctica became possibly the first person to successfully defend their dissertation from the South Pole.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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Tuesday January 11, 2022

Celebrating 2022 with a new South Pole marker.


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Jan
10
2022

Research Update: Baleen whale prey consumption based on high-resolution foraging measurements

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A new study shows that baleen whales once annually consumed 430 million tons of Antarctic krill.


Jan
07
2022

Jan
05
2022

Research Update: A Recirculating Eddy Promotes Subsurface Particle Retention in an Antarctic Biological Hotspot

Science News

A recent study has shown that a subsurface element impacts the creation of the Palmer Deep Canyon hotspot.


Dec
28
2021

Research Update: Within an Antarctic Sea Squirt, Scientists Discover a Bacterial Species With Promising Anti-Melanoma Properties

Science News

Compounds found in Antarctic sea squirts may have medicinal and biotechnological applications useful to humans in science and health.


Dec
15
2021

Funding Opportunity: Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)

Science News

Are you an early-career scientist looking to expand polar research? Learn more about the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.


Dec
10
2021

Turkey Trot brings holiday cheer to McMurdo Station

USAP Headlines

More than 90 Antarcticans participated in this year's Turkey Trot, an annual 5K race that takes place on Thanksgiving at McMurdo Station.


Dec
08
2021

Celebrating three decades of the Albert P. Crary Science and Engineering Laboratory

Science News

The largest research lab in Antarctica celebrates 30 years since its dedication.


Dec
06
2021

Event: Chat live with researchers aboard an Antarctic icebreaker

Events

Join oceanographer Oscar Schofield as he chats with researchers aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer as they study the marine ecosystems of the West Antarctic Peninsula.


Dec
03
2021

Happy Thanksgiving from Antarctica!

USAP Headlines

Over the weekend, deployed personnel were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with their friends on the ice.



Nov
30
2021

Shrinking sea ice habitat is impacting the population of emperor penguins in Antarctica

Science News

Decades of research on emperor penguins may lead to their listing as 'threatened' under the Endangered Species Act.


Nov
23
2021

Event: Chat live with marine biologists in Antarctica

Events

Join marine biologist Amy Moran and her team live from McMurdo Station, Antarctica as they conduct research in the coldest ocean water on the planet!


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.


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