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U.S. Icebreaker to Visit New Zealand
News  /  Wednesday February 15, 2017
New Zealand has granted the United States permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, to visit the port of Lyttelton later this month. The icebreaker will make the...

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Polar-Supported Researchers Receive Nation's Highest Honor for Early Career Scientists
News  /  Thursday January 12, 2017
Two Polar-funded researchers are recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the White House has announced. Jeremy Bassis, of the University of Michigan, and John Kovac,...

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2017 Geographic South Pole Marker Unveiled
News  /  Thursday January 5, 2017
Each year, due to the movement of the Antarctic ice sheet, the exact location of the geographic South Pole must be fixed and marked. Among the few "art forms" indigenous to Antarctica,...

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Change of Name for the Division of Polar Programs, Directorate for Geosciences, to Office of Polar Programs
News  /  Friday December 16, 2016
Effective immediately, the Division of Polar Programs will be designated as the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Geosciences Directorate (GEO). Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, the Office Director of OPP, will...

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Applications for 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program Due April 17, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

Applications for 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program Due April 17, 2017

NSF will sponsor the 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program (for early career scientists) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January 2018. A collaboration between the University of San Francisco and the University of Southern California, the Antarctic Biology Training Program has a record of introducing participants to Antarctic science.

NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Earth Sciences Program: Deadline, Open Until Filled Jan 10, 2017

NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Earth Sciences Program: Deadline, Open Until Filled

The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs (NSF/OPP) seeks candidates for Program Director of the Antarctic Earth Sciences (AES) Program. The position will be filled with a rotator under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) or a Temporary Federal Employee.

New NSF Program Director, Antarctic Glaciology
NSF Seeks Section Head, Polar Environment, Safety and Health: Deadline, February 10, 2017 External U.S. government site


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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 Foundations's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.

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International Jazz Day is celebrated at South Pole Station

Video: International Jazz Day is Celebrated at South Pole Station

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