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Antarctic Support Contract
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Science Support is guidance provided to science program participants, drawing and description of available facilities, reports from the science user committees, science program summaries can be located under this title.

If you are having trouble accessing any if these documents, contact USAPrecompete@nsf.gov.

USAP Science Planning Summaries

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Field Manual for the USAP - best description of science field support and safety
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Research vessels: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer – Description
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Research vessels: R/V Laurence M. Gould – Description
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McMurdo Area User Committee (MAUC)
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South Pole User Committee (SPUC)
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Palmer Area User Committee (PAUC)
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USAP Station and Vessels User Committees Charter and By Laws (PDF 156K)
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"Standards of Conduct for Scientific Diving" (PDF 262K)
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Crary Science and Engineering Center (CSEC) Floor Plans
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USAP Science Project Websites
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USAP Science Summaries
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Science Support Planning Process, SC-D-001 (PDF 190K )
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U.S. Antarctic Program Grantee Alert letter (2008-2009 austral summer)
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Packing & Shipping Instructions (PDF 360K )

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Research Equipment Aboard USAP Research Ships (PDF 769K )

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Antarctic Research: Impacts of Rising Logistical Costs on the Research Program: December 2008 presentation at the American Geophysical Union Town Meeting (PDF 286 KB )


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