2020-2021 Science Planning Summaries
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2020-2021 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Department of Interior Office of Aviation Services (DOI) Office of Aircraft Services

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Program Manager:
Mr. Gary James

ASC POC/Implementer:
Lindsay Steinbauer

Principal Investigator(s)

Mr. Jeremiah R Smith
United States Department of the Interior
Office of Aviation Services
Boise, Idaho


Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: McMurdo Station


The United States Department of Interior's Office of Aviation Services has provided the National Science Foundation a full-service, commercial aircraft, contract support package via an existing Interagency Agreement since 1996.

Field Season Overview

USAP aviation program oversight will be primarily conducted from McMurdo Station. Field visits to sites where aviation activities are taking place, basically day trips on fixed or rotor wing flights to observe aviation operations. Planning these trips usually occurs at the Helicopter Operations Planning meeting or the Air Operations Planning Board and are completed on short-notice.

Deploying Team Members

  • Joshua Chandler
  • Joshua Chandler
  • Joshua Chandler
  • Jeremiah Smith (PI)
  • Jeremiah Smith (PI)
  • Jeremiah Smith (PI)