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Antarctic stations celebrate Midwinter's Day
USAP Headlines
Wednesday June 22, 2022

In Antarctica, the winter solstice marks the halfway point of the harsh, cold, dark winter. Since the time of the early explorers, those who work in Antarctica during the long polar night

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Chat Live with Scientists in Antarctica!
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Tuesday June 21, 2022

Join ecologist Kim Bernard & her team live from Palmer Station, Antarctica for a live #WorldKrillDay event.

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Job Opportunity: Facilities Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section
USAP Headlines
Friday June 10, 2022

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is hiring a Facilities Manager in the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL).

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Shedding fluffy baby fur shapes how Weddell seal pups learn to swim
The Antarctic Sun
Monday June 06, 2022

Molting status determines when Weddell seal pups are ready for life in the water more than other developmental milestones, according to new research.

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Birding club documents frequent flyers around McMurdo Station
The Antarctic Sun
Monday May 23, 2022

Birdwatchers used their free time to catalog the birds calling Hut Point Peninsula their home.

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Job Opportunity: Facilities Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section

Job Opportunity: Facilities Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section

Office of Polar Programs News
Thursday June 09, 2022

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is hiring a Facilities Manager in the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL).


Introducing the Polar Science Early Career Community Office

Introducing the Polar Science Early Career Community Office

Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday April 19, 2022

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) has officially launched!


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A site map of the proposed new McMurdo Station taken from the NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Report

Take a look at the National Science Foundation's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.