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U.S. Icebreaker to Visit New Zealand Feb 15, 2017

U.S. Icebreaker to Visit New Zealand

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 port call on its way to its home port of Seattle after completing a resupply mission supporting the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), which is managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Polar-Supported Researchers Receive Nation's Highest Honor for Early Career Scientists Jan 12, 2017

Polar-Supported Researchers Receive Nation's Highest Honor for Early Career Scientists

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, of Harvard University, were announced as PECASE awardees on January 9th, 2017.

2017 Geographic South Pole Marker Unveiled Jan 5, 2017

2017 Geographic South Pole Marker Unveiled

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, where human populations exist only at scientific stations, is the annual creation of a Pole marker by the winter residents of NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

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