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Antarctic Sciences


Special Announcements

Restrictions for use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Antarctic Program

NSF Point of Contact: Tim McGovern, Ocean Projects Manager, Office of Polar Programs (; Telephone: 703/292-4248

(16 September 2014)

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Automatic Compliance Checking FastLane

On March 15, 2013, FastLane will begin automatic compliance checking of all submitted proposals.

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USAP Blue Ribbon Panel report

U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel Report:
More and Better Science in Antarctica through Increased Logistical Effectiveness

NSF Response to the USAP Blue Ribbon Panel Report

Updated:  4 February 2014

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Antarctic Science Programs

General Information About the Antarctic Sciences Section
Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Guide for NSF Antarctic Principal Investigaotrs
Antarctic Research
bullet Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
bullet Antarctic Earth Sciences Program
bullet Antarctic Glaciology Program
bullet Antarctic Integrated System Science
bullet Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
bullet Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
bullet Antarctic Research & Logistics Integration
Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER-NCO)
Management and Operation of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (ICNO)
Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change(P2C2))

IPY Legacy Information

hiking in the Transantarctic Mountains

Sedimentologist Pete Flaig hikes up an outcrop near Wahl Glacier in the central Transantarctic Mountains. (NSF photo by Peter Rejcek.)