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United States Antarctic Program USAP – EXPEDITION ANTARCTIC BLANC
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United States Antarctic Program USAP

The USAP Summary and Background outlines the basic goals and rationale behind conducting research in Antarctica, and how science projects are aligned with the USAP’s goals to expand fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster research on global and regional problems of current scientific importance, and to use the region as a platform or base from which to support research.
The Summary and Background is provided in its entirety and individual sections on the National Science Foundation website:
USAP Summary and Background Home Page External U.S. government site
Sections:
Reasons to Perform Antarctic Research External U.S. government site
Season Project Highlights External U.S. government site
Construction Highlights External U.S. government site
Environmental Protection and Waste Management External U.S. government site
Personnel, Camps, and Stations External U.S. government site
Support Operations External U.S. government site
United States Antarctic Policy and Achievements External U.S. government site
National Science Foundation (mission, organization, activity, and budget)External U.S. government site
Aircraft and Supply Ship Operations