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JOB OPPORTUNITY: U.S. Antarctic Program Ombudsperson

JOB OPPORTUNITY: U.S. Antarctic Program Ombudsperson

Office of Polar Programs News
Thursday July 11, 2024

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs is seeking a qualified individual to join the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section as Program Liaison, U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Ombudsperson.


Midwinter is Celebrated Across Antarctica

Midwinter is Celebrated Across Antarctica

USAP Headlines
Thursday June 27, 2024

First celebrated in 1898 by the crew of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, Midwinter's Day is tradition recognized by each of the 40 research stations that remain operational through the winter.


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May
24
2024

Launch Update on the USAP Sexual Assault and Harassment Climate Survey

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. National Science Foundation will begin gathering data to support the Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Program for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).


May
21
2024

AGU Travel Awards for Early-to-mid Career Faculty

Office of Polar Programs News

A new NSF-funded faculty travel grant to James Madison University will support up to 50 early-to-mid career faculty from under-resourced U.S. undergraduate-focused institutions, such as Emerging Research Institutions (ERIs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and community colleges (2YCs) to attend, in person, the AGU24 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this fall.


May
17
2024

National Security Memorandum on United States Policy on the Antarctic Region

USAP Headlines

Today, President Biden signed a National Security Memorandum (NSM) on United States Policy on the Antarctic Region, just ahead of the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.


May
17
2024

National Security Memorandum on United States Policy on the Antarctic Region

Office of Polar Programs News

Today, President Biden signed a National Security Memorandum (NSM) on United States Policy on the Antarctic Region, just ahead of the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.


May
16
2024

Update on the NSF South Pole Station Master Planning Process

USAP Headlines

The draft South Pole Station Master Plan (SPSMP) has been made available for public comment via the United States Federal Register.


May
16
2024

Update on the NSF South Pole Station Master Planning Process

Office of Polar Programs News

The draft South Pole Station Master Plan (SPSMP) has been made available for public comment via the United States Federal Register.


May
08
2024

Request for Information: Transport Aircraft in support of NSF

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. Department of the Interior has released a Request for Information (RFI) regarding large transport aircraft capable of using wheels or skis interoperably for take-offs and landings in support of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in Greenland and Antarctica.


May
02
2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024: Join Webinar on New FORECAST Program

Office of Polar Programs News

Join NSF program directors from the Division of Research, Innovation, Synergies and Education (RISE) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) regarding the new Focus on Recruiting Emerging Climate and Adaptation Scientists and Transformers (FORECAST) program (NSF 24-558) in a virtual webinar to learn more about this new opportunity.


Apr
26
2024

Non-Renewal of ARSV Laurence M. Gould Charter: Transition Plans for Antarctic Research Support

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. National Science Foundation's (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) has announced the non-renewal of the charter for the Antarctic Research and Supply Vessel (ARSV) Laurence M. Gould (LMG) following the conclusion of the 2023-24 Antarctic season.


Apr
10
2024

Mr. William Kinser joins OPP's Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics as a Financial Specialist

Office of Polar Programs News

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is pleased to welcome Mr. William Kinser as a financial specialist in the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section.


Apr
03
2024

2024-2025 Antarctic Media Visit Status

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) continues to prioritize the backlog of science and critical infrastructure projects at NSF U.S. Antarctic Program stations. Considering these factors and a reduced budget environment, NSF will not be facilitating media visits to Antarctica for the upcoming 2024-2025 season.


Apr
01
2024

Update on Science Support and Infrastructure in Antarctica

Office of Polar Programs News

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) recognizes that the Antarctic community is looking for promised updates on the infrastructure and logistics support to be provided by the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) for funded researchers during the 2024-2025 field season, and the status of the solicitation for proposals requesting USAP support in future seasons.


Mar
25
2024

Join us for a Live Event about the Search for Meteorites

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Antarctica is filled with visitors from space...meteorites! On April 15 at 1pm EST, Dr. James Karner will talk about his team's month-long search for these extraterrestrial messengers in Antarctica.


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