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U.S. Antarctic stations celebrate Polar Pride Day

U.S. Antarctic stations celebrate Polar Pride Day

New USAP Headlines
Friday December 02, 2022

Polar Pride celebrations span the frozen continent


Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director

Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director

Office of Polar Programs News
Wednesday November 30, 2022

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


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Nov
30
2022

Job Opportunity: Physical Science Program Director

USAP Headlines

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


Nov
21
2022

Weddell seal moms sacrifice diving capacity to help pups grow

The Antarctic Sun

Nursing Weddell seal moms transfer so much iron to their pups through their milk that they can't spend as much time underwater in the months after their pups are weaned, according to new research.


Nov
12
2022

Message to the Antarctic Community Regarding COVID Measures

USAP Headlines

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
12
2022

Message to the Antarctic Community Regarding COVID Measures

Office of Polar Programs News

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
07
2022

Female leopard seals are way, way bigger than their male counterparts

The Antarctic Sun

New research shows female leopard seals can be up to twice as large as males, a far bigger difference in body size between the two sexes than biologists previously observed.


Nov
05
2022

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

USAP Headlines

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
05
2022

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

Office of Polar Programs News

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

USAP Headlines

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


Nov
01
2022

USAP plans for the upcoming Antarctic research season

Office of Polar Programs News

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


Oct
26
2022

The Antarctic Sun turns 25

USAP Headlines

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


Oct
26
2022

Update on Antarctic Communications Improvements

Station Modernization

Improving the communications infrastructure for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) continues to be a priority for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP).


Oct
24
2022

Rumbles, booms and growls: Listen to the first recordings of these Antarctic whale calls

The Antarctic Sun

Biologists are getting their first real listen to the vocalizations made by Antarctic minke whales, the most abundant yet least understood whale species in the Southern Ocean.


Oct
21
2022

New Solicitations: Antarctic Research Requiring and Not Requiring Support for Fieldwork

Science News

The Antarctic Sciences Section has released two new solicitations for Antarctic research: one for research requiring field support and one for research not requiring field support.


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