NSF Office of Polar Programs message regarding pause in deployments to Antarctica
November 7, 2022
Following up on the National Science Foundation’s announcement on Nov. 5, 2022 regarding a pause on all travel to Antarctica, we regret those who are impacted by this change in deployments. If you have any questions, please contact your Program Officer. We apologize for the disruption some are experiencing; health and safety are our highest priorities at this time.
Regular updates on the situation can be found on the NSF Coronavirus Information page under Antarctic COVID Containment Updates.
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