United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

New Pier to be Constructed in 2021-2022 at Palmer Station, Antarctica

The National Science Foundation is moving ahead with plans to rebuild the pier at Palmer Station, its research facility on Anvers Island, Antarctica. The new pier will be more than three times larger than the current one, extending farther out from the station into deeper water to allow the mooring of larger ships.

Read about the project at future.usap.gov.

For more information, see the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Impacts to Antarctic Research Support at Palmer Station due to Construction of the new Pier and the Palmer Pier Frequently Asked Questions.