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National Science Foundation International Polar Year Award

The awards made by the Office of Polar Programs have been divided into antarctic and arctic programs. This page features awards made by the Division of Antarctic Sciences (ANT) and the Division of Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL).

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Division of Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics
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DIVISON OF ANTARCTIC SCIENCES

Antarctic Earth Sciences

Award Investigator Institution IPY $ Title
0639006 Luyendyk, Bruce University of California-Santa Barbara $      168,293 10th international symposium on Antarctic earth science
0639409 Dunbar, Robert Stanford University $        91,707
0342484 Harwood, David University of Nebraska-Lincoln $  10,978,282 ANDRILL -- investigating Antarctica's role in Cenozoic global environmental change
0537228 O'Riordan, Catherine Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Inc $        15,027
0537371 Nyblade, Andrew Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $      410,596 Broadband seismic imagery of the lithosphere beneath the Gamburtsev Mountains and surrounding areas
0537597 Wiens, Douglas Washington University $      455,715
0723044 Simpson, David Inc. Research Inst for Seismology $    1,981,035
0636850 Dalziel, Ian University of Texas at Austin $      511,808 Central Scotia seafloor and the Drake Passage deep ocean current gateway
0733025 Blankenship, Donald University of Texas at Austin $      698,183 Cryospheric evolution of the central Antarctic plate
0632125 Fahnestock, Mark University of New Hampshire $      149,054 Gamburtsev aerogeophysical mapping of bedrock and ice targets
0632210 LeCompte, Malcolm Elizabeth City State University $      142,417
0632239 Finn, Carol Geological Survey-Denver $      123,771
0632292 Bell, Robin Columbia University $    1,650,497
0632321 Braaten, David University of Kansas  $      597,000
0753663 Morin, Paul University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $    1,410,613 Geospatial information center: collecting, creating, delivering and archiving for the community
0233246 Mullins, Jerry U.S. Geological Survey $    1,714,336 Mapping, geodesy, geospatial data, satellite image mapping, and resource center management
0619457 Bell, Robin Columbia University $    1,966,795 Multidisciplinary airborne imaging system 
0732940 Scher, Howard University of California-Santa Cruz $      105,662 Polar gateway hypothesis: an integrated record of Drake Passage opening and Antarctic glaciation
0732995 Barbeau, David University South Carolina  $      595,190
0652864 Wiens, Douglas Washington University $        19,494 POLENET workshops: GPS and seismology planning
0652688 Wilson, Terry Ohio State U. Research Foundation $        22,785
0632136 Nyblade, Andrew Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $      863,618 POLENET-Antarctica: investigating links between geodynamics and ice sheets
0632185 Aster, Richard N. Mexico Inst. Mining and Technology $      297,610
0632209 Wiens, Douglas Washington University $      736,354
0632322 Wilson, Terry Ohio State U. Research Foundation $    3,459,507
0632330 Dalziel, Ian University of Texas at Austin $      465,542
0632335 Raymond, Carol NASA $      178,750
0632339 Smalley, Robert University of Memphis $      292,980
0619708 Simpson, David Inc. Research Institutions for Seismology $      652,394 Power and communication system for remote autonomous GPS and seismic stations in Antarctica
0739745 Sorlien, Christopher University of California-Santa Barbara $        62,050 Seismic stratigraphic correlations across Ross Sea for ROSSMAP: paleoclimate and tectonics
0731478 Lang, Michael Smithsonian Institution $        30,000 Smithsonian at the Poles: contributions to IPY science symposium
0732796 Pekar, Stephen CUNY Queens College $      256,958 Tectonic and stratigraphic history of offshore New Harbor, Ross Sea, Antarctica
0732875 Speece, Marvin Montana Tech University of Montana $      226,166
0723223 Meertens, Charles UNAVCO, Inc. $      233,205 Terrestrial laser scanning system
0635746 Geist, Dennis University of Idaho $        15,616 Transition from subduction to extensional magmatism in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica
0749583 Kennicutt, Mahlon Texas A&M University Main Campus $        25,828 Workshop: China-US polar region partnerships
0824796 Kennicutt, Mahlon Texas A&M Research Foundation $        85,137 Workshop: SCAR/IASC 2008 IPY open science conference
$  31,689,975

 

Antarctic Glaciology

Award Investigator Institution IPY $ Title
0828786 Barletta, Robert University of South Alabama $        79,687 µ-raman analysis of ice core samples
0636506 Mayewski, Paul University of Maine $      190,000 2000+ year climate reconstruction from a South Pole ice core set in an Antarctic-global context
0636515 Dunbar, Nelia N. Mexico Inst. of Mining and Technology $        25,576
0739766 Brook, Edward Oregon State University $      708,341 Atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate change: the WAIS Divide ice core record
0636929 Bales, Roger University of California - Merced $      343,856 Atmospheric, snow and firn chemistry studies for interpretation of WAIS Divide cores
0424589 Gogineni, S. Prasad University of Kansas  $  16,032,230 Center for remote sensing of ice sheets
0440817 Taylor, Kendrick U. Nevada Desert Research Institute $    1,671,043 Climate, ice dynamics, and biology using a deep ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet ice divide
0632161 Johnson, Jesse University of Montana $      315,000 Community ice sheet model for scientists and educators
0632168 Hulbe, Christina Portland State University $      145,000
0632208 Barrett, Martin East Tennessee State University $      116,813
0632267 Robertson, William University of Texas at El Paso $        79,998
0632325 Seals, Cheryl Auburn University $        90,001
0632346 Tulaczyk, Slawek University of California-Santa Cruz $      105,493
0631973 Joughin, Ian University of Washington $      475,205 Constraining the mass-balance deficit of the Amundsen Coast's glaciers
0631994 Gogineni, S. Prasad University of Kansas  $      157,029
0632031 Das, Sarah Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $      244,976
0733089 Edwards, P. Ross U. Nevada Desert Research Institute $      245,077 Continuous black carbon analysis on the Norwegian-U.S. traverse ice core measurements
0739743 Bay, Ryan University of California-Berkeley $      248,600 Dust logging at Dome C for abrupt climate changes, large volcanic eruptions, and bolide impacts
0440899 Dupont, Todd Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $      196,496 Dynamics of surface-slope reversals and their role in the formation and stability of subglacial lakes
0636719 Joughin, Ian University of Washington $      237,886 Elevation change anomalies in West Antarctica and dynamics of water transport beneath ice streams and tributaries
0636970 Tulaczyk, Slawek University of California-Santa Cruz $      326,405
0636584 Studinger, Michael Columbia University $        65,587 Estimating the salinity of subglacial lakes from existing aerogeophysical data
0632198 Anandakrishnan, Sridhar Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $      494,082 Flow dynamics of the Amundsen Sea glaciers: Thwaites and Pine Island
0440498 White, James University of Colorado at Boulder $      129,523 Gases in firn air and shallow ice at the proposed WAIS drilling site
0440509 Battle, Mark Bowdoin College $        41,235
0440602 Saltzman, Eric University of California-Irvine $      149,602
0440615 Brook, Edward Oregon State University $        90,287
0440701 Severinghaus, Jeffrey Scripps Institution of Oceanography $      123,637
0440759 Sowers, Todd Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $      136,479
0003289 Bentley, Charles University of Wisconsin $      121,000 Ice drilling programs
0841135 Bentley, Charles University of Wisconsin-Madison $  13,503,346
0841166 Twickler, Mark University of New Hampshire $      553,585
0841225 Bentley, Charles University of Wisconsin-Madison $    1,041,907
0841308 Albert, Mary Dartmouth College $    1,412,973
0632195 Chen, Jianli University of Texas at Austin $      430,008 Ice sheet mass balance from satellite gravity measurements
0739372 Conway, Howard University of Washington $      225,087 Ice-flow history of the Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica
0739654 Catania, Ginny University of Texas at Austin $      364,058
0439589 Mayewski, Paul University of Maine $      505,002 ITASE glaciochemistry phase 2: East Antarctica
0440792 Hamilton, Gordon University of Maine $      299,659 ITASE ice dynamics and surface glaciology along traverse routes in East Antarctica
0538494 Meese, Debra University of Maine $      326,982 ITASE physical properties of firn and ice cores from South Pole to Taylor Dome
0829227 Mayewski, Paul University of Maine $        35,000 ITASE synthesis workshop
0440679 Mayewski, Paul University of Maine $      420,422 ITASE U.S. science management office 
0538553 Cole-Dai, Jihong South Dakota State University $      336,188 Major ion chemistry of  WAIS Divide ice core
0636740 Kreutz, Karl University of Maine $      530,548 Microparticle/tephra analysis of the WAIS Divide ice core
0636767 Dunbar, Nelia N. Mexico Inst. of Mining and Technology $        44,677
0538049 Steig, Eric University of Washington $      317,853 Multiple-isotope analysis of nitrate and sulfate in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide ice core
0538520 Thiemens, Mark University of California-San Diego $      192,000
0538657 Severinghaus, Jeffrey Scripps Institution of Oceanography $      431,644 N and O isotopes in the WAIS Divide ice core as constraints on chronology, temperature, accumulation
0537532 Liston, Glen Colorado State University $      246,776 Norwegian-United States scientific traverse: climate variability and glaciology in East Antarctica
0538103 Scambos, Ted University of Colorado at Boulder $      299,043
0538185 Neumann, Thomas U. Vermont & State Agricultural College $      164,102
0538416 McConnell, Joseph U. Nevada Desert Research Institute $      415,812
0538422 Hamilton, Gordon University of Maine $      249,831
0538495 Albert, Mary Dartmouth College $      423,647
0539578 Alley, Richard Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $        93,000 Physical properties of the WAIS Divide deep core
0538639 Waddington, Edwin University of Washington $        84,994 Spatial variability in firn properties from borehole optical stratigraphy at the inland WAIS core site
0732946 Steffen, Konrad University of Colorado at Boulder $      356,408 Stability of Larsen C Ice Shelf in a warming climate
0537593 White, James University of Colorado at Boulder $        97,000 Stable isotopes of ice in the WAIS Divide deep ice core
0537661 Cuffey, Kurt University of California-Berkeley $          2,000
0537930 Steig, Eric University of Washington $        27,128
0440819 Taylor, Kendrick U. Nevada Desert Research Institute $      805,502 Stratigraphy and time scale of the WAIS Divide ice core using electrical methods
0636883 Bell, Robin Columbia University $      326,280 Subglacial lakes and the onset of ice streaming:  recovery lakes
0636537 Dupont, Todd University of Illinois at Chicago $        51,401 Thwaites Glacier dynamics: diagnostic and prognostic sensitivity studies of a West Antarctic outlet system
0636724 Blankenship, Donald University of Texas at Austin $      191,058
0636867 Parizek, Byron College of New Jersey $          7,225
0758274 Parizek, Byron Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $      212,021
0809106 Dupont, Todd University of California-Irvine $      116,657
0538427 McConnell, Joseph U. Nevada Desert Research Institute $      273,425 Trace and ultra-trace chemistry measurements of the WAIS Divide ice core
0538538 Sowers, Todd Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $      151,200 Ultra-high-resolution atmospheric methane record for the last 140,000 years from WAIS Divide core
0538578 Brook, Edward Oregon State University $        19,487
0642288 Bindschadler, Robert NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center $      218,480 West Antarctic Ice Sheet workshops and web site
$  49,189,560

 

Antarctic Integrated System Science

Award Investigator Institution IPY $ Title
0732738 Pettit, Erin Portland State University $        33,825 Abrupt environmental change in the Larsen Ice Shelf system - cryosphere and oceans
0732602 Truffer, Martin University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus $      296,601
0732651 Gordon, Arnold Columbia University $      608,701
0732655 Mosley-Thompson, Ellen Ohio State U. Research Foundation $      682,698
0732921 Scambos, Ted University of Colorado at Boulder $      630,907
0855265 Pettit, Erin University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus $      156,431
0732467 Domack, Eugene Hamilton College $      561,715 Abrupt environmental change in the Larsen Ice Shelf system - marine and Quaternary geosciences
0732554 Ishman, Scott Southern Illinois University at Carbondale $      382,462
0732605 Brachfeld, Stefanie Montclair State University $      247,459
0732614 Wellner, Julia University of Houston $      269,025
0732625 Leventer, Amy Colgate University $      162,707
0732450 Van Dover, Cindy Duke University $      284,962 Abrupt environmental change in the Larsen Ice Shelf system - marine ecosystems
0732711 Smith, Craig University of Hawaii $      285,103
0732917 McCormick, Michael Hamilton College $      113,810
0732983 Vernet, Maria Scripps Institution of Oceanography $      498,264
0739127 Bitz, Cecilia University of Washington $      375,422 Deciphering the Antarctic MSA-sea ice link with a combined regional forecast and atmospheric chemistry model
0739779 Warren, Stephen University of Washington $      956,261 Ocean surfaces on Snowball Earth
0732730 Truffer, Martin University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus $      605,135 Ocean-ice interaction in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica
0732804 McPhee, Miles McPhee Research Company $      199,322
0732844 Anandakrishnan, Sridhar Pennsylvania State Univ University Park $      253,934
0732869 Holland, David New York University $      596,452
0732906 Bindschadler, Robert NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center $        25,000
0732926 Stanton, Timothy Naval Postgraduate School $    1,610,156
$    9,836,352

 

Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Award Investigator Institution IPY $ Title
0440775 Jacobs, Stanley Columbia University $        33,184 Amundsen Continental Shelf and the Antarctic Ice Sheet
0632282 Jacobs, Stanley Columbia University $    1,581,138 Amundsen Sea Influence on West Antarctic Ice Sheet stability and sea level rise
0741379 Dickhut, Rebecca William & Mary Va. Inst. Marine Science $        45,000 Atlantic Ocean and Antarctic ice sheet: sources or sinks for atmospherically transported organic contaminants?
0836137 Sambrotto, Raymond Columbia University $      300,699 Bio-physical variability in the eastern Amundsen & Ross Seas with contrasting climatic response
0818061 Orsi, Alejandro Texas A&M Research Foundation $      199,996 Direct cross-slope ventilation of the ACC at the western Scotia Ridge
0830398 Padman, Laurence Earth and Space Research $        49,806
0733007 Cohn, Stephen University Corp. for Atmospheric Res $    1,080,000 Driftsondes for the CONCORDIASI project
0635437 Donohue, Kathleen University of Rhode Island $    2,179,343 Dynamics and transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage
0636493 Chereskin, Teresa Scripps Institution of Oceanography $    1,068,130
0840385 Gettelman, Andrew University Corp. for Atmospheric Res $        55,667 Humidity and ice supersaturation observations at South Pole Station
0741510 Yuan, Xiaojun Columbia University $        62,330 Icebreaker Oden cruise: ocean-atmosphere-ice interactions and changes
0732656 Martinson, Douglas Columbia University $      735,715 Mooring array in western Antarctica Peninsula
0849474 Brandes, Jay Skidaway Institute of Oceanography $        47,549 Non-Redfieldian P cycling in the Southern Ocean: insights from X-ray spectromicroscopy and electrodialysis
0849494 Ingall, Ellery Georgia Institute of Technology $        96,699
0338226 Dempsey, John Clarkson University $      367,953 Physics and mechanics of the breakup of warm Antarctic sea ice: in-situ experiments and modeling
0636946 Deshler, Terry University of Wyoming $      381,557 Quasi-Lagrangian measurement of polar stratospheric cloud particle development from long-duration balloons
0538516 Ackley, Stephen Clarkson University $      533,089 Sea ice mass balance in the Antarctic-SIMBA drift station
0703682 Ackley, Stephen University of Texas at San Antonio $        61,980
$    8,879,835

 

Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems

Award Investigator Institution IPY $ Title
0632278 Ducklow, Hugh Marine Biological Laboratory $      230,530 Bacterioplankton genomic adaptations to Antarctic winter
0632389 Murray, Alison U. Nevada Desert Research Institute $      466,622
0732665 Saito, Mak Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $      425,416 Comparative genomic and proteomic survey of major Antarctic marine phytoplankton
0732822 Allen, Andrew J. Craig Venter Institute, Inc. $      546,810
0741409 Yager, Patricia University of Georgia $        80,093 Icebreaker Oden cruise: Antarctic bacterial remineralization
0741403 Sherrell, Robert Rutgers University New Brunswick $        80,821 Icebreaker Oden cruise: bioactive trace metals in the Amundsen and Ross Seas
0741428 Hutchins, David University of Southern California $        78,476 Icebreaker Oden cruise: phytoplankton global change experiments and vitamin/iron colimitation
0742057 Gallager, Scott Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $        74,950 Icebreaker Oden cruise: primary and secondary production measurements along the western Antarctic coastline
0732535 Arrigo, Kevin Stanford University $      587,443 Interplay of iron limitation and dynamic irradiance in governing the phytoplankton distribution in the Ross Sea
0646308 Lemaitre, Rafael Smithsonian Institution $      497,318 Managing the 19-million-specimen resource of the Antarctic marine invertebrate collection
0638867 Arrigo, Kevin Gordon Research Conferences $        30,000 Marine science
0632250 Cary, Stephen University of Delaware $      121,859 Metagenomic investigation of adaptation to prolonged cold and dark of the Lake Vostok microbial community
0632359 Lanoil, Brian University of California-Riverside $      359,243
0741380 Smith, Walker William & Mary Va. Inst. Marine Science  $        85,300 Oceanography in the Amundsen and Ross Seas
0631494 Priscu, John Montana State University $      235,388 Plankton dynamics in the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes during the transition to polar night
0631659 Morgan-Kiss, Rachael Miami University $        70,987
0631888 Lizotte, Michael University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh $        47,813
0708292 Gallager, Scott Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $        68,611 Primary and secondary production and carbon flux through microbial community, west Antarctic marginal ice zone
0700770 Schofield, Oscar Rutgers University New Brunswick $        56,438 Sloccum glider in western Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf  waters pilot study
0701232 Martinson, Douglas Columbia University $        15,000
0850004 Hofmann, Eileen Old Dominion U. Research Foundation $        20,000 Third GLOBEC open science meeting:  support and facilitation
0725471 Boersma, P.  Dee University of Washington $        10,000 Workshop: travel support for the 6th international penguin conference
 $    4,189,118

 

 

DIVISION OF ANTARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS

 

Award Investigator Institution IPY $ Title
0438466 Schommer, John Department of the Interior         $      500,000 Aviation management services
0138572 Webb, James Naval Electronics Systems Engr. Ctr. $      500,000 Electronics and communications 
0714577 Lang, Michael Smithsonian Institution $        25,000 Polar scientific diving workshop
0000373  Feola, Sam Raytheon Technical Services Co. $  15,000,000 Support for the U.S. Antarctic Program
$  16,025,000
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