Assistant Secretary Alexander Karsner Participates in NSF Program in Antarctica
January 10, 2008
JANUARY 10 — Assistant Secretary Karsner is visiting the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program site in Antarctica from January 7-13. Established in 1956, the U.S. Antarctic Program supports research in one of the world's most inhospitable climates at a handful of facilities sponsored by several international organizations.
While on the southernmost continent, he will review logistics operations and become familiar with the infrastructure that supports research, including the Crary Science and Engineering Laboratory at McMurdo Station and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, which is now under construction.
Assistant Secretary Karsner will also attend the dedication ceremony for the new South Pole Station.
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