National Science Foundation FY14 Budget
The National Science Foundation released its 2014 fiscal year budget this month, requesting $7.6 billion. The request includes nearly $465 million for the Division of Polar Programs, which includes funds to kick start a long-term plan to modernize facilities for the U.S. Antarctic Program.
Taking the Point
When scientists who come to Palmer Station need access to the islands and ocean waters nearby they have had only a few options available. Until this season. The R/V Point Sur, which is part of the UNOLS research vessel fleet, made a guest appearance in 2013.
Charles Hood's latest work, South x South, celebrates Antarctica's aviation history and unique culture through a series of poems, from the playful to the meditative. His work was supported by a grant from the NSF's Artists and Writers Program.
The New York Air National GuardÂs 109th Airlift Wing marked its 25th anniversary of supporting the U.S. Antarctic Program during the 2012-13 summer field season.