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EVENT 11/13: Antarctica: U.S. Research and Diplomacy on the Southern Continent

November 10, 2020

Antarctica: U.S. Research and Diplomacy on the Southern Continent

Friday, Nov. 13, 2-3:30 pm ET

The United States is one of 12 original signatories to the Antarctic Treaty and has a long history of interest in the region. Sponsored by the Polar Institute, the China Environment Forum, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Coast Guard, this program will specifically explore the importance of U.S. research efforts in and around the continent, the unique role of the U.S. Coast Guard in supporting these endeavors, as well as U.S. diplomatic interests and efforts in a time of dynamic change.


Dr. Kelly Falkner is a panel participant in this event:


The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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