United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

US National Academies Mid-Term Assessment Report of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research

Recently released:
Mid-Term Assessment of Progress on the 2015 Strategic Vision for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research

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.

*A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research (2015)

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