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Antarctic New Investigators Workshop, 2006

Workshop Agenda

August 21 – 22 , 2006 • Stafford II — Room 555

Objective: Familiarize potential new investigators with the U. S. Antarctic Program research and education opportunities, and the logistics of operational support in the Antarctic. Provide information about procedures for requesting NSF funding.

To contact staff members from the Antarctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs, please check the following URL on the NSF web site: www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_list.jsp?org=OPP.

Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are provided.

FastLane information can be obtained at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/fastlane.htm.

For more information about Raytheon Polar Services and the support they provide to the U.S. Antarctic Program, check their web site at http://www.usap.gov/.

Monday, August 21, 2004
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8:00

Coffee and light refreshments (provided)

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8:30 Introduction to NSF and antarctic research opportunities (Scott Borg)
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8:45

Antarctic disciplinary programs

  • Aeronomy and Astrophysics (Bernhard Lettau)
  • Biology and Medicine (Roberta Marinelli)
  • Glaciology (Julie Palais)
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9:30 Break
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10:00

Antarctic disciplinary programs, continued

  • Oceans and CLimate (Bernhard Lettau)
  • Geology and Geophysics (Thomas Wagner)
  • Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (Kim Silverman)
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10:45

Question and answer session with NSF representatives

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11:15

Proposal preparation and the review process (Thomas Wagner)

  • Proposal preparation
  • Review process
  • Understanding potential research opportunities
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11:40 Question and answer session with NSF representatives
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12:30

Lunch (on your own)
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1:30

Environment, Safety, and Health

  • Environment (Polly Penhale and Maggie Knuth)
  • Safety and Health (Gwen Adams)
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1:50 Crosscutting programs — International Polar Year (Marie Bundy)
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2:20

Operational support (infrastructure, facilities)

  • Polar Research Support Section overview (Erick Chiang)
  • Research Support on Land and Sea (Al Sutherland)
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3:00

Question and answer session with NSF representatives

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3:30

Break

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4:00

Contractor support

  • Raytheon Polar Services Company — including discussion of the USAP web portal (Rob Edwards)
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4:30

Question and answer session with RPSC and NSF representatives

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6:00 End day — Mixer at local restaurant
Pool at Bailey's

Tuesday, 22 August 2006
Time Topic
8:00 Coffee and light refreshments (provided)
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8:30 E-business at NSF, including Grants.gov (Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management)
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9:00

Brief presentations by current Palmer, McMurdo, and South Pole stations principal investigators

  • Experienced principal investigator: Peter Webb, Ohio State University
  • Early career principal investigator: Carol Dowling, Arkansas State University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Jill Mikucki, Harvard University
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9:30 Panel discussion by principal investigators
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10:00 Question and answer session with principal investigators and NSF representatives
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11:00 Break into discussion groups with OPP/ANT program officers
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12:00 Lunch (on your own)
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12:45 End workshop
Depart for visit to the Antarctic Resource Center at U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia (transportation provided)

Last Updated

18 August 2006

 

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