Section I. (continued)
SAMPLES FOR RESEARCH
Specimens collected in the Antarctic are available to qualified investigators for study. For information, including the policies and procedures for obtaining samples, contact the facilities listed below. Detailed descriptions of these facilities are available on the "Information for Proposers" page ( http://www.usap.gov/proposalInformation/) on USAP.gov
- U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory — supported by NSF-OPP and the USGS-Geological Division (http://www.nicl-smo.sr.unh.edu/).
- Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, Florida State University — Ocean-bottom and continental sedimentary cores (http://www.arf.fsu.edu/).
- United States Polar Rock Repository, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University — Rock samples from Antarctica (http://bprc.osu.edu/emuwebusprr/pages/usprr/Query.php).
- Meteorites from Antarctica, NASA, Johnson Space Center — Repository for meteorite samples (http://www-curator.jsc.nasa.gov/antmet/index.cfm). Investigators must adhere to U.S. regulations governing the collection and curation of Antarctic meteorites. (https://www.nsf.gov/od/opp/antarct/meteorite_regs.jsp)
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian Institution — Biological specimens of Antarctic benthic invertebrates, plankton, algae, and fish collected by U.S. Antarctic Program researchers. (http://invertebrates.si.edu/antiz/index.cfm?ScreenWidth=1600&ScreenHeight=844&MODE=taxon)
- U.S. Antarctic Data Coordination Center — U.S.-funded Antarctic data for the international Antarctic Master Directory. Assists scientists in finding Antarctic scientific data of interest and submitting data for long-term preservation in accordance with their obligations under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Polar Programs (PLR) Data Policy.(http://www.usap-data.org/).
- Antarctic & Arctic Data Consortium (a2dc) — The NSF Antarctic and Arctic Data Consortium (a2dc) is a collaboration of research centers and support organizations that provide polar scientists with data and tools to complete their research objectives. From searching historical weather observations to submitting geologic samples, polar researchers use the a2dc to search and contribute to the wealth of polar scientific and geospatial data. (http://www.a2dc.org/index.php)
- U.S. Antarctic Resource Center (USARC), U.S. Geological Survey — A comprehensive collection of Antarctic maps, charts, satellite images, and photographs (http://usarc.usgs.gov/).
- Polar Geospatial Center, the University of Minnesota — Creates, collects, distributes, and archives geospatial information about the polar regions (http://www.pgc.umn.edu/).
- Antarctic Bibliography — Research literature concerning Antarctica back to 1951 from around the world (http://www.coldregions.org/).
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Ice cores are sliced into sections by workers at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide field camp. (NSF/USAP photo by Chad Naughton)
Last updated: 01/28/2015