The 12th Annual Polar Technology Conference is bringing together scientists and engineers to exchange information, ideas and solutions on deploying research systems in polar environments.
In Mark Twickler’s world, “small” is relative. When it comes to a new ice core drill that’s being developed and tested by a team of specialized engineers from the Ice Drilling Design and Operations group (IDDO), small means about 20,000 pounds.
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.
A new interdisciplinary collaborative funded by the National Science Foundation has put out a call for membership. The network, known as Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability (Arctic-FROST), is part of the Sustainability, Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainibility (SEES) network.
Follow Arctic and Antarctic research news through the new Facebook page of the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs. The recently launched page carries stunning pictures and updates on the U.S. polar programs, north and south.
Calling all educators who are fascinated with the Arctic and Antarctic! PolarTREC: Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. is accepting applications through Monday September 16.
The first time Rob Robbins, Supervisor of Dive Services at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station set his eyes on the ice in 1979 he fell in love. Now he is one of two full-time divers working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
When David Rosenthal left Maine in 1977 for a four-month stint in a cannery in Cordova, AK., the aspiring artist figured he’d earn some cash to help launch his career as a landscape artist. In Maine. Instead, four months in the far north planted a seed of adventure for the resourceful young man.
Award-winning Canadian landscape painter Linda Mackey first went to the High Arctic in 2002 with renowned artist Doris McCarthy. Not only was she was struck by the light and simplicity of shape and form in the Arctic Ocean, she fell in love with the Polar Regions.
Operation IceBridge takes scientists to new heights (literally!) to collect aerial ice cover data to help us better understand how changes in polar ice connect to the broader global climate system. The six-year project is the largest airborne survey of polar ice ever.
Peter Wasilewski retired from NASA’s Goddard Space Filght Center in April, 2010, but he’s not resting on his laurels. Instead, he’s having a great time with his hobby - Frizion.
Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis got a light show worthy of the shuttle's historic last flight a few days ago. As the above shot attests, from the International Space Station the astronauts witnessed the Aurora Australis light up Earth's skin.
During the last week in February, thirteen educators from across the United States convened in Fairbanks, Alaska, to participate in the 2011 PolarTREC Orientation and ShareFair.
The online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears addresses Americans’ lack of knowledge about the Earth’s polar regions by providing elementary school teachers with tools to teach about these cold, wild places in a fun, interactive way that combines science, literacy, math, art and more.
Few people get to experience the rush of deploying a CTD from a helicopter hovering above a frozen body of water in Greenland. And even fewer get to witness scientific seal tagging efforts in the Arctic. Denise Holland can say she’s done all of this. And lucky for us she’s been recording!
Seattle-based photographer Chris Linder grew up in southeastern Wisconsin, which is to say he’s no stranger to snow and sub-zero temperatures, a good thing considering he makes his living, in part, by photographing polar scientists in the field.
This morning I went way down the bunny hole of apps at the iTunes Store where I downloaded weather, currency converter, and requisite ‘best restaurants around’ apps. But, I wanted more – what apps out there are available and relevant to those of us who live in and/or work in the circumarctic?
At Polar Field Services, we are fortunate to assist in important scientific research that takes place in some of the world's most beautiful places. We were glad to see some of the scientists we support on the front page of last Sunday's issue of the NY Times.