Master planning begins for the future of the South Pole Station
June 20, 2023
Master Plans are a common tool used across research campuses and universities to ensure infrastructure projects are guided by a clear and consistent vision of the future. The South Pole Station Master Plan will inform investments planned under the Antarctic Infrastructure Recapitalization program and ensure that the future state will achieve USAP’s mission and priorities.
Community and public input on the South Pole Station Master Plan will be sought through postings to the federal register and a planning charrette open to all stakeholders in August 2023. Additional information, including how to participate in the master planning process, will be posted on the Office of Polar Programs website.
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