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Polar Programs Advisory Committee, 1998 – 2012

Antarctic researchers and helicopter; Native Alaskans and boat

The Office of Polar Programs Advisory Committee comprises experts who are familiar with polar operations, issues, and research. The Committee reports to the Director of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) and meets twice each year. It advises NSF on the impact of its policies and programs on the activities of the polar research community and provides advice to the Director of Office of Polar Programs on issues related to long-range planning and policy.

Inquiries/recommendations regarding the OPP Advisory Committee may be directed to Ms. Susanne LaFratta (, Senior Advisor, Policy Analysis & Operations, Office of Polar Programs.

Past opp advisory committee (opp/oac) meetings






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Polar Programs Advisory Committee Pages
Advisory Committee Home Page Advisory Committee Charter
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Advisory Committee Members Advisory Committee Documents
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Advisory Committee Meetings Committee of Visitors Documents
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Advisory Committee Meeting Materials Polar Programs-supported Workshops

Office of Polar Programs Site Map