As researchers from the Permafrost Laboratory at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, Dr. Alexander Kholodov and Dr. Santosh Panda work in some of the most difficult to access rural communities in the Alaskan interior.
With a team of polar experts who specialize in planning and implementing field logistics, Polar Field Services (PFS) plays a critical role in preparing researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a successful field season.
The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) and the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) are National Science Foundation supported science and cultural exchange programs for high school students. The three-week JSEP program takes place entirely in Greenland.
NSF-funded geologist Jason Briner went to China earlier this month to discuss his Arctic research. Virtually, that is. Jason attended a Skype session with fifth-grade students at The International School of Tianjin, an International Baccalaureate (IB) school in Tianjin, China.
The NSF's newest ocean-going laboratory, the R/V Sikuliaq, last week arrived in her home port of Seward, AK. As part of her welcome home, the ship was open for public tours.
What is the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP)? JSEP is a collaborative effort to educate and inspire the next generation of polar scientists and is authorized by the Joint Committee, a diplomatic coalition of the United States, Greenland and Denmark.
Know any adventurous, independent, world-curious natural-sciences-leaning eleventh graders? The NSF-funded Greenland field school called Joint Science and Education Program, or JSEP, is accepting applications.
Julie Brigham-Grette (UMass, Amherst) sent a note from Ny Alesund, where she and Ross Powell (U N Illinois) lead an NSF-funded research trip for undergraduate students on Norway's Svalbard Archipelago. PolarTREC teacher/team member Peggy McNeal is part of the team.
The GrIT operations team is nearly “home.” After making impressive mileage all last week, the team was approximately a day away from Thule, according to Project Manager Geoff Philips. All indications suggest the team will reach Thule Monday, June 2.
Good travel conditions and a lack of mechanical issues has made for smooth travels for the Greenland Inland Traverse (GrIT) team as it makes its way back to Thule.
After arriving at Summit Station last week, the GrIT team got to work offloading all the cargo, delivering the drilling fluid and casing to the Antarctic drill test camp, and pumping about 19,500 gallons of fuel into the station's stores.
If it can break, it has. With Summit Station practically in sight, the GrIT operations team has been beleaguered by mechanical issues, reports GrIT Project Manager Geoff Phillips in the most recent situation report.