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Graduate Student Position focused on East Antarctic Seismology

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) seeks a motivated student who is interested in pursuing graduate studies in earthquake seismology. Full-time student support is available starting Fall 2021 to assist with projects focused on East Antarctic tectonics and seismicity (associated with NSF award 1914698). Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Dr. Samantha Hansen (shansen@geo.ua.edu). Candidates should also follow the application procedures outlined by the UA Graduate School (https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/apply-now/), and applications received by January 15, 2021 will receive priority. Applicants from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Continue Reading


Congratulations to Berry Lyons and Access to SCAR2020 Online

Please join me in congratulating Dr. W. Berry Lyons from the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University who was awarded the 2020 SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research. The SCAR Medal for Excellence link includes the citation honoring Berry’s career in Antarctic research. I hope you had a chance to participate in SCAR2020 Online, the organizers did a wonderful job switching over to the remote format. If you missed it, you can view recorded meeting sessions and presentations at the SCAR 2020 Online YouTube channel. Continue Reading


New Solicitation: Arctic Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (Arctic DDRIG)

The Arctic Sciences Section in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is now accepting proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) to conduct dissertation-level research about and related to the Arctic region. This solicitation is designed to support early-career scientists and the program will also advance research capacity in Arctic sciences, promote workforce development, and enhance diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Continue Reading


US-SCAR news and listserv change

The US-SCAR ANSWER listserv has been retired. All members from ANSWER have been migrated to this new US-SCAR listserv. And we have a new US-SCAR website! Thank you to everyone who attended SCAR101 on July 28, it was a great turn out. The slides presented during the SCAR101 session are available to view. Our major announcement is that NSF Office of Polar Programs/Antarctic Sciences has awarded a five-year grant to the University of San Francisco (Deneb Karentz) to support the establishment of a US-SCAR Office. Continue Reading


US-SCAR Internship Opportunity

The United States delegation to the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) has a part time paid internship position available for a PhD student who is currently involved in Antarctic research at a US institution. A part time intern is sought to assist with various aspects of the operations and outreach efforts of US-SCAR. The US-SCAR internship will be through a contract with the University of San Francisco. To apply, complete the online application. Application deadline is August 24, 2020. Continue Reading


Reminder: US-SCAR/SCAR101

Thanks to those of you who have already registered for SCAR101 on Tuesday. All registrants will receive a reminder e-mail on Monday. This message is a second announcement to the US-SCAR listserv for those who have not yet registered. Continue Reading


US-SCAR/SCAR101

At each SCAR Open Science Conference (OSC) the US-SCAR Team organizes a side meeting called SCAR101 that is required for NSF Travel Grant recipients and open to any others who would like to attend. Since we will not be meeting in person for the 2020 SCAR OSC in Hobart, US-SCAR is organizing a Zoom session for SCAR101 on July 28 (Tuesday) 10:00-11:30 am PDT. This meeting is open to all US Antarctic scientists, and early career researchers are especially encouraged to attend. Please complete this short registration form to receive Zoom information. Continue Reading


SCAR 2020 Online

In place of the cancelled SCAR Open Science Conference scheduled in Hobart, SCAR has organized an online event (Aug 3-7, 2020). See details and register at the SCAR 2020 Online website. Registration is free. Continue Reading


Safety and Occupational Health Manager

NSF is seeking a qualified candidate for a Safety and Occupational Health Manager within the Office of Polar Programs. The application deadline is 7/15. As part of their duties, the Safety and Occupational Health Manager will lead inspections of government-owned and operated research stations, field camps, airfields, construction sites, operations, and maintenance activities to determine Safety Program adherence and adequacy. Continue Reading


JUNE 25: OPP virtual office hours for information regarding NSF’s current operations

The Antarctic Sciences (ANT) and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Sections in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) will be hosting virtual office hours this week on Thursday, June 25, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, to share information with the academic community regarding NSF’s current operations. Continue Reading


UPDATE: U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) plans for the upcoming Antarctic season

The National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (OPP) has released their plans for the upcoming USAP Antarctic season. Continue Reading


OPP virtual office hours for information regarding NSF’s current operations

On May 20 and 22, the Antarctic Sciences (ANT) and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Sections in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) will be hosting virtual office hours to share information with the academic community regarding NSF’s current operations. These office hours will also allow the community to ask questions, share concerns, and/or offer suggestions on how ANT/AIL can do more to address the impact of COVID-19 on researchers. Continue Reading


NSF Office of Polar Program seeks Arctic Physical Scientist (Program Director)

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Physical Scientist (Program Director) position for the Arctic Sciences Section (ARCSS), in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria, VA. The ARCSS program director is involved in program management and planning, representing the program, communication, and leadership. Continue Reading


NSF: Request for Information on Earth System Predictability R&D

The National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Fast Track Action Committee for Earth System Predictability (ESP-FTAC) requests public input on future Earth system predictability research and development (R&D) activities of Federal agencies as well as their partnerships with the external community. Continue Reading


EVENT: NSF Office of Polar Programs virtual office hours for information regarding NSF’s current operations

The Antarctic Sciences (ANT) and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Sections in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) will be hosting virtual office hours this week to share information with the academic community regarding NSF’s current operations. These office hours will also allow the community to ask questions, share concerns, and/or offer suggestions on how ANT/AIL can do more to address the impact of COVID-19 on researchers. Continue Reading


National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs seeking Executive Officer for senior management team

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an Executive Officer position in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Alexandria, Va. The Executive Officer is a member of the OPP senior management team and participates with the OPP Office Director in providing overall leadership and direction to the staff. Continue Reading


National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs DEADLINE April 8: Science Analyst position

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Science Analyst position in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Alexandria, Va. The OPP science analyst contributes to the efforts of the OPP Front Office under the leadership of the office director and senior staff. Continue Reading


National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs science support and operational changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

NSF is committed to being supportive and as responsive as possible to the needs of the research community in the face of challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) recognizes the particular challenges that COVID-19 poses for the polar research community and wishes to emphasize the following additional information. Continue Reading


NSF/OPP Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems program director vacancy

The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate for an Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems (AOE) program director’s position within its Office of Polar Programs’ (OPP) Antarctic Sciences Section at NSF’s Alexandria, Va. Headquarters. The application deadline is April 27. Continue Reading


SCAR Open Science Conference Session 4

SCAR Open Science Conference August 3-7, 2020, Hobart, Tasmania. Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session that is of interest to the Antarctic weather and climate community. Session 4 Polar meteorology: short term climate variability. Conveners: David Bromwich, Steve Colwell, and Adriana Gulisano. Continue Reading