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Isern to Head Antarctic Sciences Section new item Dec 11, 2018

Isern to Head Antarctic Sciences Section

Alexandra Isern has been named as the new head the Office of Polar Programs' (OPP) Antarctic Sciences Section. She is currently acting section head and will make the transition to the federal Senior Executive Service as she takes on the section head duties permanently.


AGU D.C.: Pose Questions to OPP Staff About Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science Dec 5, 2018

AGU D.C.: Pose Questions to OPP Staff About Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science

Stephanie Short, who heads OPP's Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section, and Ben Roth, AIL facilities engineering projects manager, will be available on Wednesday December 12 from 11am - 2pm at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union to discuss, and answer questions, about the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project.


Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Investments in Education and Polar Science Sep 18, 2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Investments in Education and Polar Science

The Research on Learning (DRL) and Undergraduate Education (DUE) divisions of NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate and the Office of Polar Programs have jointly issued a Dear Colleague Letter to encourage proposals that will leverage NSF's investment in polar sciences and infrastructure and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research and development.


McGinn to Begin Temporary Assignment as Acting Head of Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section Aug 27, 2018

McGinn to Begin Temporary Assignment as Acting Head of Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section

Nature McGinn will begin a temporary assignment on September 2 as acting head of OPP's Polar Environment, Safety and Health (PESH) Section. She is currently OPP's environmental policy program manager and Antarctic Conservation Act permit officer.


NSF Office of Polar Programs Releases Updated Polar Code of Conduct Jul 30, 2018

NSF Office of Polar Programs Releases Updated Polar Code of Conduct

The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) this month issued an updated Code of Conduct that restates important principles and expectations of professional conduct and acceptable behavior for all personnel who deploy to the Arctic or the Antarctic under OPP's auspices.


NSF Antarctic Station-Manager Position Open: Deadline, July 6, 2018 Jun 14, 2018

NSF Antarctic Station-Manager Position Open: Deadline, July 6, 2018

The Office of Polar Programs in NSF's Directorate for Geosciences is accepting applications for the position of manager at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, the largest U.S. Antarctic research station and the logistics hub for the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. The deadline for application is July 6, 2018


NSF Seeks Antarctic Sciences Section Head: Deadline, May 29, 2018
Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled)
Policy Against Harassment Affirmed
MacDonald joins Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
NSF seeks Program Director, Arctic Systems Sciences Program: Applications Due January 29
DEADLINE: Dear Colleague Letter on Provision of Capabilities for Storing, Curating, and Managing Scientific Ice Cores for the NSF Research Community Due February 15
DEADLINE: Request for Information on Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure Needs Due December 8
Alexandra Isern Appointed Acting Head of OPP's Antarctic Sciences Section
DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
UPDATE: U.S. Antarctic Program Medical Reviews, Post Tropical Storm Harvey
Borg Appointed Temporary Geosciences Assistant Director
Sahler joins Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
Bohnhoff Joins OPP as Polar Environmental, Safety and Health Section Head
Burns Joins OPP as Antarctic Integrated System Science Program Director
Notice: Flight Operations To and From McMurdo Station
Short to Head Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
Sheppard Assumes New Role Within Antarctic Logistics Section
New Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Safety and Occupational Health Policy
Dr. Douglas Kowalewski Joins the NSF Antarctic Sciences Section
DEADLINE: Applications for Polar Geospatial Center Summer Boot Camp For Polar Researchers Due June 14, 2017
USAP Prime Contractor to Hold 'Industry Days' Conferences for Upcoming Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) Projects
New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the NSF Antarctic Research Program Solicitation (NSF 17-543)
New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Antarctic Artists and Writers (AAW) Program
Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Employment Opportunities - Program Directors (Open Until Filled)
Submission of Proposals to New Antarctic Research Program Solicitation: Deadline, May 23, 2017
Applications for 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program Due April 17, 2017
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Earth Sciences Program: Deadline, Open Until Filled
New NSF Program Director, Antarctic Glaciology
NSF Seeks Section Head, Polar Environment, Safety and Health: Deadline, February 10, 2017
NSF Seeks Section Head, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics: Deadline, January 24, 2017
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science: Deadline, January 12, 2017
Applications for Field Experiences in Greenland and Antarctica for High School Students Due January 31, 2016
Teacher Applications for Palmer LTER Project Due December 23, 2016
U.S. Antarctic Program Investigator Dies in Snowmobile Accident
Statement From Dr. Kelly K. Falkner on the Death in Antarctica of Gordon Hamilton
New NSF Solicitation: The Future of Thwaites Glacier and its Contribution to Sea-level Rise
Polar Staff Members Awarded at 2016 NSF Director's Awards Ceremony
Carr Joins NSF's Division of Polar Programs Environmental, Safety, and Health Section
Electronic Answering System Set Up to Handle Temporary High Volume of Calls About Antarctic Physical-Qualification Process
Dear Colleague Letter: Support For Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
Antarctic Infrastructure Positions Open
Polar Research Community Advice and Opinions Sought on NSF Polar Programs Realignment
New United States Antarctic Program (USAP) Deployment Requirement: MMR Vaccine Now Mandatory
Message from Polar Senior Leadership the passing of Thomas N. Taylor
National Safety Stand Down, May 2-6, 2016
Brian W. Stone to Serve as NSF Director's First Chief of Staff
Dr. Scott Borg Honored With Presidential Award
Dr. Paul Cutler Appointed Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science Program
Dr. Thomas Wilch Appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director
Dr. Christian Fritsen Appointed Program Director for Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Dear Colleague: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
Call for Researcher Applications to Host a PolarTREC Teacher in the 2016-2017 Season; Application Deadline: September 8, 2015
In Memorium: Winifred Reuning
NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics
Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2015 Midwinter's Day
Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
NSF Invites News Media to Apply for the Opportunity to Report on NSF-Supported Antarctic Research, Application Deadline July 31, 2015
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science: Deadline, June 23, 2015
Facts about the NSF and the United States Antarctic Program
Michael E. Jackson Joins PLR's Antarctic Sciences Section
Ms. Susanne LaFratta Appointed Section Head for the Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section of Polar Programs
Environmental Policy Specialist; Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section: Deadline, April 10, 2015
U.S. Researchers Can Apply for Travel Funds, International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium, Goa, India, July 2015
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School Opportunity: Deadline, March 31, 2015
NSF/Polar Antarctic Funding Opportunity: Deadline, April 15, 2015
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
Chile Waives Reciprocity Fee for Travelers
Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Proposals for the Antarctic Sciences Solicitation
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
Fiscal Challenges Facing the U.S. Antarctic Program - A Message to the U.S. Antarctic Program Research Community
Staff Changes in Antarctic Sciences
USAP Deployment Forms Updated
NSF Charters Icebreaker to Support U.S. Research Stations in Antarctica
NSF/POLAR Funding Opportunity: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program - Deadline May 31, 2013
National Science Foundation Realignment Plans (Press Statement 12-002)
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 Antarctica
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
Subra Suresh Confirmed as NSF Director
USAP Participants Alert: September 2010 Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Status
Deceased University of Wisconsin Professor was Polar Pioneer in Meteorology
NSF Releases Open Government Plan
ARSV Laurence M. Gould Charter Extension
NSF Launches Open Government Web Page
NSF Director to Lead New Purdue Global Institute
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) Symposium
International Polar Year (IPY) Sea Ice Day
U.S. Opening Ceremony Celebrates the International Polar Year (IPY)
New ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) Project Site Released
The WAIS Web Site
"What's cool about WAIS?" Site
International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008