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April 10, 2015
Michael E. Jackson Joins PLR's Antarctic Sciences Section Michael E. Jackson Joins PLR's Antarctic Sciences Section

Letter from Scott Borg, Head of the Division of Polar Program's Antarctic Sciences Section, regarding the appointment of Dr. Michael E. Jackson as Program Director for Antarctic Research Facilities and Special Projects.

March 31, 2015
Ms. Susanne LaFratta Appointed Section Head for the Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section of Polar Programs Ms. Susanne LaFratta Appointed Section Head for the Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section of Polar Programs

Statement from Dr. Kelly K. Falkner regarding the appointment of Ms. Susanne LaFratta as Section Head for Polar Environment, Safety and Health.

March 17, 2015
Environmental Policy Specialist; Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section: Deadline, April 10, 2015 Environmental Policy Specialist; Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section: Deadline, April 10, 2015

The National Science Foundations's Division of Polar Programs (PLR) in the Geosciences Directorate is seeking an Environmental Policy Specialist in the Polar Environment, Safety and Health (PESH) Section.

March 17, 2015
U.S. Researchers Can Apply for Travel Funds, International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium, Goa, India, July 2015 U.S. Researchers Can Apply for Travel Funds, International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium, Goa, India, July 2015

The NSF Geo-PLR Section for Antarctic Sciences is providing funds to support participation of U.S. scientists in the 12th International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 15, 2015.

March 17, 2015
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School Opportunity: Deadline, March 31, 2015 Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School Opportunity: Deadline, March 31, 2015

A training school focused on Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) modeling will be held from 13-19 September, 2015, at the Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. Funding assistance may be available for both US and non-US participants.

January 13, 2015
NSF/Polar Antarctic Funding Opportunity: Deadline, April 15, 2015 NSF/Polar Antarctic Funding Opportunity: Deadline, April 15, 2015

The Division of Polar Programs (PLR), National Science Foundation (NSF), has released the 2015 Antarctic Solicitation (NSF 15-529) for support of projects in Antarctica during the 2016-2017 field season or projects beginning in early 2016.

Previous Announcements

Statement by Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of the Division of Polar Programs, on the Death of Alberto Behar
Restrictions for Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Antarctic Program
USAP Participant Notice: Baggage Allowance Reduced Between Christchurch and McMurdo
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Knauff, Former New York Air National Guard Commander, Dies in Glider Crash
Draft Report on GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020, An Invitation for Public Comment
Scott Borg nominated for SAMMIE award External U.S. government site
Chile Waives Reciprocity Fee for Travelers
Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Proposals for the Antarctic Sciences Solicitation External U.S. government site
Information Related to the U.S Government Shutdown
USAP Dental X-Ray Requirements Changed
2014-16 USAP Participants Guide Now Available
USCGC Polar Star Stands Down From Antarctic Rescue; Will Proceed to McMurdo Station to Conduct Break-In
Staff Changes in the Division of Polar Programs External U.S. government site
Fiscal Challenges Facing the U.S. Antarctic Program - A Message to the U.S. Antarctic Program Research Community External U.S. government site
Staff Changes in Antarctic Sciences External U.S. government site
USAP Deployment Forms Updated
NSF Charters Icebreaker to Support U.S. Research Stations in Antarctica External U.S. government site
NSF/POLAR Funding Opportunity: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program - Deadline May 31, 2013 External U.S. government site
National Science Foundation Realignment Plans (Press Statement 12-002) External U.S. government site
2012 Midwinter's Day Greetings from the United States Antarctic Stations
Research Vessel Icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP) Charter Extended
NSF/POLAR Antarctic Funding Opportunity - Deadline May31, 2012
Antarctic Support Contractor Seeks Qualified Job Applicants
New Program Officers Join Antarctic Sciences Division
New Report Unveils Eight Questions to Drive Future Research in AntarcticaExternal Non-U.S. government site
USAP Grantee Alert: Icebreaker Status - Updated August 25, 2011
Norm Augustine to Lead Review of Antarctic Science
Read the NSF Press Release
New Zealand Earthquake: Updates and Impact on the United States Antarctic Program
UNOLS Hosts February Workshop on New Polar Research Vessel Development
IGY Scientist Left Indelible Mark on Polar Sciences External U.S. government site
Subra Suresh Confirmed as NSF Director External U.S. government site
USAP Participants Alert: September 2010 Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Status
Deceased University of Wisconsin Professor was Polar Pioneer in Meteorology External U.S. government site
NSF Releases Open Government Plan External U.S. government site
ARSV Laurence M. Gould Charter Extension
NSF Launches Open Government Web Page External U.S. government site
NSF Director to Lead New Purdue Global Institute External U.S. government site
AGIC Customer Service Plan Available to View
USAP Air Post Office Will No Longer Accept Registered Mail
USAP Baggage Allowance Changes
USAP Email Address Format Changing
New Generation of Polar Researchers (NGPR) SymposiumExternal Non-U.S. government site
International Polar Year (IPY) Sea Ice DayExternal Non-U.S. government site
U.S. Opening Ceremony Celebrates the International Polar Year (IPY) External U.S. government site
New ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) Project Site ReleasedExternal Non-U.S. government site
The WAIS Web Site External U.S. government site
"What's cool about WAIS?" Site External U.S. government site
International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 External U.S. government site
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