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Press Release 12-141

Blue Ribbon Panel Unveils Findings on Logistical Improvements to Support Antarctic Science

Report details blueprint for securing global research in Antarctica

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U.S. Antarctic Program's Blue Ribbon Panel unveils Antarctic logistic review to better support global research on the continent of Antarctica and in the Southern Ocean.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation


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At the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation, Norm Augustine and eleven other Blue Ribbon Panel members unveil report reviewing the U.S. logistics system supporting out nation's science research on the continent of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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Norm Augustine, Chair, U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel, discusses the report reviewing the U.S. logistics system supporting our nation's science research on the continent of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Credit: National Science Foundation

 

Don Hartill, member of the U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel, expresses concern regarding communications connectivity and bandwidth availability on the continent of Antarctica.

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U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel Members, Bart Gordon and Duncan McNabb, speak about the importance of improving the U.S. logistics system supporting our nation's science on the continent of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Credit: National Science Foundation