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By Committee on the Development of a Strategic Vision for the U.S. Antarctic Program,Polar Research Board,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences

Antarctic and Southern Ocean medical learn has produced a big selection of significant and interesting clinical advances. Spanning oceanography to tectonics, microbiology to astrophysics, the extraordinary Antarctic surroundings offers distinct possibilities to extend our wisdom approximately how our planet works or even the very origins of the universe. learn at the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic ice sheets is changing into more and more pressing not just for knowing the way forward for the sector but in addition its interconnections with and affects on many different components of the globe.

The U.S. nationwide technological know-how origin (NSF) offers U.S. researchers with vast entry to the continent and its surrounding ocean. A Strategic imaginative and prescient for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research identifies priorities and strategic steps ahead for Antarctic learn and observations for the subsequent decade. This survey offers a decadal imaginative and prescient for strategic investments in compelling examine and the infrastructure most crucial for helping this examine. This file makes techniques for high-priority, larger-scale, community-driven learn projects that handle questions poised for major improve with the following a long time. This file additionally outlines a roadmap during which the imaginative and prescient and those priorities might be met.

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