2022-2023 Science Planning Summary
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2022-2023 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

The Polar Geospatial Information Center: Joint support

Photo by Peter Rejcek. Image courtesy of NSF/USAP Photo Library.
T-434-M Research Location(s): McMurdo Station


Event Number:
NSF/OPP Award 2129685

Program Director:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili

ASC POC/Implementer:
Ryan Steiner / Randolph Jones

Principal Investigator(s)

Mr. Jonathan William Pundsack
Antarctic Geospatial Information Center (AGIC)


Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: McMurdo Station


The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) was founded in 2007 as the Antarctic Geospatial Information Center (AGIC) and has since expanded to include both Polar Regions. PGC provides geospatial support in the form of mapping, data delivery, and geographic information systems (GIS) analysis to science and logistics communities of the NSF's Arctic and Antarctic research programs. PGC provides satellite imagery of aircraft landing sites, satellite radar, elevation models, mapping, GIS services, real-time surface imagery, and historical time lapse sequences of changing ice conditions.

Field Season Overview

Four rotating team members will be based at McMurdo Station throughout the season and will provide cartography, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis assistance to science-project grantees and other USAP contractor and logistics entities.

Deploying Team Members

  • Jesse Bakker
  • Rachel de Sobrino
  • Shane Loeffler