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Link to Us—Using Information from The Antarctic Sun

The Antarctic Sun is the official news web site for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP), which is managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs. The Lockheed Martin Corporation and its partners, collectively known as the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC), is contracted by the NSF to support the USAP, and maintains the Sun web site as a resource for information about the program and its people.  You may link to at no cost; however, if you link to the site, you are obligated to observe the following guidelines.

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Logos and Graphics

When providing a link to The Antarctic Sun web site, you are encouraged to use the logo (see below).  All graphics on the site are free to the public; however, the National Science Foundation as well as the photographer must be credited.

To use the logo or a graphic on your web site:

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  1. Hold your cursor over the image 
  2. Right click
  3. Choose Save Picture As 
  4. Save the image into your personal images folder 

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If you use text to describe The Antarctic Sun web site, please use the following:

Short Description of The Antarctic Sun web site:
The Antarctic Sun web site ( is the official online news site for the United States Antarctic Program.

Long Description of The Antarctic Sun web site:
The Antarctic Sun web site ( is the official online news site for the United States Antarctic Program. The site provides news articles and features about polar science and life in the Antarctic.

Using Text from The Antarctic Sun Web Site

Most text appearing on The Antarctic Sun web site was prepared under a contract that gives the National Science Foundation (NSF) the right to place the text into the public domain by scientists supported by the NSF and who have agreed to publish online in the Sun, or by employees of the U.S. government as part of their official duties and therefore not subject to copyright.

Public domain information may be freely distributed and copied, but it is requested that, at your discretion, The Antarctic Sun and the U.S. Antarctic Program be credited with a "Courtesy: The Antarctic Sun, U.S. Antarctic Program" notation in any subsequent use.

If copyrighted text is included on an Antarctic Sun web page, it is specifically identified. For information about copyright holders, how they can be contacted, and what, if any, use those owners allow of their material, please provide the URL to the Site Curator at

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Curator: Michael Lucibella, Antarctic Support Contract | NSF Official: Peter West, Office of Polar Programs