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President's Memorandum Regarding Antarctica: The Rationale for the U.S. Presence on the Southernmost Contient

6/27/2007 The National Science Foundation (NSF) manages the U.S. Antarctic Program. President Reagan's directive of Feb. 5, 1982 describes the program's objectives and NSF's role. More

Reflections on Spending a Winter at the South Pole:
"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" – for Six Months!

6/25/2007 Right now, it's the middle of winter at the South Pole. Read the personal takes of two NOAA researchers on what it's like to conduct cutting-edge science while cut off from the rest of the world at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. More

Sea Grant's 2008 Alaska Coastal Calendar Has IPY Theme

6/25/2007 The Alaska Sea Grant Program has published a full-color, 16-month calendar to mark IPY that examines the effects of climate change in Alaska. More

Student-designed Underwater Vehicles Square Off in an International Competition with an IPY Emphasis

6/23/2007 In recognition of IPY, the 2007 MATE international Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition challenged students to design and build ROVs capable of operating in the polar environments. More

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College: a Multimedia Resource

6/6/2007 The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center is named for explorers and Bowdoin College graduates Robert E. Peary and Donald B. MacMillan. The museum collections include Arctic exploration gear, natural-history specimens, and art and anthropological material. The museum Web site makes available Podcasts about its collections and the Arctic. More