2018-2019 Science Planning Summaries
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2018-2019 USAP Field Season
Event Numbering System

Every USAP project is assigned a unique event number consisting of three parts: A prefix indicating the USAP program funding the effort, a project number, and a suffix denoting the location where field work will take place. If field work takes place at more than one location the event number will indicate this with multiple suffixes separated by a slash.

Sample Event Number

A
 — 
100
 — 
M

In the example above, the project would be funded by the Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences program, have a project number of 100, and would consist of field work to be performed at or near McMurdo Station.


Program Prefixes

Prefix USAP Program
A
Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili, Program Director
B
Organisms and Ecosystems
Dr. Christian Fritsen, Program Director
C
Integrated System Science
Dr. Jennifer Burns, Program Director
G
Earth Sciences
Dr. Douglas E. Kowalewski, Program Director
I
Glaciology
Dr. Paul Cutler, Program Director
O
Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences
Dr. Peter Milne, Program Director
W
Artists and Writers
Ms. Valentine Kass, Program Director
Y
Education and Outreach
Ms. Valentine Kass, Ms. Elizabeth Rom; Program Directors
D
Antarctic Instrumentation & Research Facilities
Dr. Michael Jackson, Program Director
T
Technical Event
X
Other Science Events

Location Suffixes

Suffix Supporting Location
M
McMurdo Station
P
Palmer Station
S
South Pole Station
N
RV/IB* Nathaniel B. Palmer
L
ARSV** Laurence M. Gould
E
Special Projects Supported by the USAP
(e.g., Investigators working with other national Antarctic programs)
*RV/IB, Research Vessel/Icebreaker
**ARSV, Antarctic Research Support Vessel