polar News


Mission Press Releases

  • Antarctic medical evacuation underway
    National Science Foundation - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    Posted on: 1/31/2017 10:55:40 PM PDT

  • Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat
    European Space Agency - Monday, December 12, 2016
    Posted on: 12/12/2016 4:39:37 PM PDT

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to visit NSF Antarctic research stations
    National Science Foundation - Monday, November 7, 2016
    Posted on: 11/8/2016 2:28:00 AM PDT

  • NSF, NASA sign collaborative agreement to support human health research in polar environments
    National Science Foundation - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    Posted on: 9/14/2016 4:27:50 PM PDT

  • South Pole medical evacuation flight launched
    National Science Foundation - Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Posted on: 6/14/2016 10:07:21 PM PDT

  • Climate change: Greenland melting tied to shrinking Arctic sea ice
    Rutgers University - Monday, March 28, 2016
    Posted on: 3/28/2016 2:09:04 PM PDT

  • NSF funds new $5.9 million Arctic data center at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    National Science Foundation - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    Posted on: 3/24/2016 12:48:44 AM PDT

  • Upside-Down "Rivers" Threaten Antarctic Ice Shelves
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Monday, March 14, 2016
    Posted on: 3/15/2016 3:10:04 AM PDT

  • Degrading underground ice could reshape Arctic landscape
    Southwest Research Institute - Monday, March 14, 2016
    Posted on: 3/14/2016 8:39:19 PM PDT

  • NASA tracking the influence of tides on ice shelves in Antarctica
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Friday, March 11, 2016
    Posted on: 3/12/2016 12:00:29 AM PDT

  • New gravity dataset will help unveil the Antarctic continent
    Technische Universität Dresden - Monday, January 25, 2016
    Posted on: 1/25/2016 2:57:13 PM PDT

  • Study finds high melt rates on Antarctica's most stable ice shelf
    University of California San Diego - Thursday, January 14, 2016
    Posted on: 1/15/2016 1:55:28 AM PDT

  • Award Recognizes Research on Human Distribution by Altitude
    Association of American Universities - Thursday, September 10, 2015
    Posted on: 9/10/2015 3:42:16 PM PDT

  • Subglacial Lakes Seen Refilling in Greenland
    NASA HQ - Monday, January 26, 2015
    Posted on: 1/26/2015 5:01:30 PM PDT

  • Giant Atmospheric Rivers Add Mass to Antarctica’s Ice Sheet
    KU Leuven - Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    Posted on: 1/21/2015 3:54:28 PM PDT

  • Antarctic contract employee dies at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
    National Science Foundation - Monday, December 1, 2014
    Posted on: 12/2/2014 1:16:42 AM PDT

  • NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program recognized for its search-and-rescue efforts
    National Science Foundation - Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    Posted on: 5/14/2014 7:05:36 PM PDT

  • Remotely operated aircraft successfully tested as tool for measuring changes in polar ice sheets
    National Science Foundation - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
    Posted on: 4/2/2014 10:41:30 PM PDT

  • Philip Smith, former NSF Polar Programs deputy director, dies at 81
    National Science Foundation - Monday, March 31, 2014
    Posted on: 3/31/2014 6:44:24 PM PDT

  • NASA's Operation IceBridge Begins New Arctic Campaign
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 13, 2014
    Posted on: 3/13/2014 1:26:55 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • DRAFT NASA Research Announcement1 (NRA) Space Biology Research Utilizing Antarctic Balloon Flight Campaigns
    NASA HQ - February 10, 2017
    Posted on: 2/10/2017 6:00:39 PM PDT

  • Iceberg B31 Heads West As Seen From Space
    NASA HQ - December 6, 2014
    Posted on: 12/6/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: Arctic Collaborative Environment Project
    Marshall Space Flight Center - October 20, 2014
    Posted on: 10/20/2014 2:27:25 PM PDT

  • NASA 2014 PolarTREC Program
    NASA HQ - January 17, 2014
    Posted on: 1/17/2014 4:11:17 PM PDT

  • Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet
    University of Cambridge - November 27, 2013
    Posted on: 11/27/2013 8:56:36 PM PDT

  • Photo: Aurora Australis over Concordia research station in Antarctica
    European Space Agency - April 3, 2013
    Posted on: 4/3/2013 4:47:04 PM PDT

  • Image: Alaskan Mountains Seen During IceBridge Transit
    - April 2, 2013
    Posted on: 4/2/2013 5:15:27 PM PDT

  • Robot Scans Ice Caves on Antarctica's Erebus Volcano
    The Antarctic Sun - March 6, 2013
    Posted on: 3/6/2013 8:19:23 PM PDT

  • Proposal Due Dates delayed for ROSES-12 Appendix A.49 Studies with ICESat and CryoSat-2
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - February 16, 2013
    Posted on: 2/16/2013 8:44:01 PM PDT

  • Ultimate road trip: South Pole traverse covers 3,500 miles during the 2012-13 season
    The Antarctic Sun - February 16, 2013
    Posted on: 2/16/2013 7:52:18 PM PDT

  • Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project FAR-DEEP
    NASA Astrobiology Institute - January 17, 2013
    Posted on: 1/18/2013 12:18:41 AM PDT

  • Return to Tradition: 2013 Geographic South Pole Marker Sports Classic Style
    The Antarctic Sun - January 15, 2013
    Posted on: 1/15/2013 6:07:11 PM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: ARCUS and PolarTREC Program
    Goddard Space Flight Center - January 7, 2013
    Posted on: 1/7/2013 5:32:57 PM PDT

  • High Society - The Antarctican Society
    The Antarctic Sun - December 22, 2012
    Posted on: 12/22/2012 10:01:37 PM PDT

  • NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting
    NASA HQ - December 22, 2012
    Posted on: 12/22/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT

  • Image: Sheldon Glacier
    NASA HQ - November 12, 2012
    Posted on: 11/13/2012 3:45:24 PM PDT

  • NASA Call for Members of the Science Definition Team for the Above Field Campaign
    NASA HQ - November 9, 2012
    Posted on: 11/9/2012 4:52:46 PM PDT

  • Ice cave research finds connection between heat, gas and pressure
    The Antarctic Sun - November 6, 2012
    Posted on: 11/6/2012 3:54:22 PM PDT

  • NASA IceBridge Image: Antarctica's Tallest Peak
    NASA HQ - November 2, 2012
    Posted on: 11/3/2012 12:01:51 AM PDT

  • Scientists find diverse microbial communities between Antarctic and Arctic
    The Antarctic Sun - October 28, 2012
    Posted on: 10/29/2012 1:15:00 AM PDT