US Antarctic Interview Series
Associate Professor of Research
Earth and Planetary Sciences
In this interview series, I had the pleasure of speaking with Prof. Steve Ackley, an associate professor of research at the University of Texas at San Antonio, recipient of the 2022 SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination, and 2023 AGU Fellow. Steve is a pioneer in the field of sea ice research and has spent his career forging international collaborations. In this interview, Steve discusses advances in sea ice research over the course of his career, his experiences in the field and with SCAR, and his advice for students interested in becoming involved with Antarctic research.
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department
Following my interview with Prof. Steve Ackley, I was treated to a conversation with Dr. Maddie Smith, an assistant scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Maddie studies sea ice at both poles and has collaborated with Steve on studying sea ice production in the Ross Sea. In this interview, Maddie explains why sea ice is important to study, shares her experience working in the Antarctic and Arctic, and discusses future directions in polar research.
US Antarctic Scientists Directory
US-SCAR has created the US Antarctic Scientists Directory and you are invited to register! The intent of the Directory is to have a list of scientists who work in the US Antarctic Program (USAP).
The US Antarctic Scientists Directory will serve as a resource for new Antarctic proposers, will provide a means for people currently involved in USAP activities to find potential collaborators, will allow the general public to learn more about USAP activities and accomplishments, and provide a number of other benefits to the US Antarctic community.