2008-2009 Science Planning Summary
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The Research Vessel LAURENCE M. GOULD docked in Punta Arenas, Chile. Photograph by: Kurtis Burmeister, National Science Foundation
2008-2009 Event Numbering System

Every project is assigned a unique event number.
The first letter indicates the USAP program funding a project:

Prefix USAP Program
A Aeronomy and Astrophysics
B Organisms and Ecosystems
C Integrated and System Sciences
G Earth Sciences
I Glaciology
O Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences
W Artists and Writers
Y International Polar Year
T Technical Event
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The suffix represents the supporting station. If field work takes place at more than one location the event number carries more than one suffix separated by a slash.

Suffix Supporting Station (link to index)
M McMurdo Station
P Palmer Station
S South Pole Station
L ARSV Laurence M. Gould
N RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer
E Special projects supported by the USAP.
Examples include investigators working with other national Antarctic programs.
O ODEN Icebreaker
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