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Division of Polar Programs

Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

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Peter  Milne (703) 292-4714   


17-543  Program Solicitation

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (AOAS) seeks to increase the understanding of the physics, chemistry, dynamics, and energetics of the oceans, atmosphere, and cryosphere at high southern latitudes.

Emphasis areas include but are not limited to:

  • Atmospheric dynamics, transport, and chemistry;
  • Physical and chemical oceanography;
  • Biogeochemical cycles and controls on marine productivity;
  • Sea ice and ice shelf/ocean interactions;
  • Energy budgets and climate dynamics.

The AOAS Program supports observational fieldwork in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean utilizing a range of land-based, shipboard, airborne, and autonomous platforms. The Program supports instrumentation development, data synthesis, and modeling.

University of Wisconsin Antarctic Automatic Weather Stations Project and Antarctic Meteorological Research Center

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State University

AnSlope: Cross-Slope Exchanges at the Antarctic Slope Front

Antarctic Regional Interactions Meteorology Experiment (RIME)

The Observing System in the Southern Ocean Region: Climate Related Observations (CLIVAR)

Report from the Oden Southern Ocean Workshop, February 10-13, 2008

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program