NEW REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Mid-Term Assessment of Progress on the 2015 Strategic Vision for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research
The Antarctic’s unique environment and position on the globe make it a prime location to gain insights into how Earth and the universe operate. This report assesses National Science Foundation (NSF) progress in addressing three priority research areas identified in a 2015 National Academies report: (1) understanding the linkages between ice sheets and sea-level rise, including both a focus on current rates of ice sheet change and studies of past major ice sheet retreat episodes; (2) understanding biological adaptations to the extreme and changing Antarctic environment; and (3) establishing a next-generation cosmic microwave background (CMB) program, partly located in Antarctica, to study the origins of the universe.
PUBLIC BRIEFING WEBINAR
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Join us for a public briefing webinar for A Mid-Term Assessment of NSF Progress on the 2015 Strategic Vision for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 2:00-3:00 pm ET.