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Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; Notice of Meeting

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In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting:

Name and Committee Code: Advisory Committee for Polar Programs (1130).

Date and Time: April 18, 2018; 1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; April 19, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Room E 2030.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Contact Person: Andrew Backe, National Science Foundation, Room W 7134, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Start Printed Page 12613Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Phone 703-292-2454.

Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation concerning support for polar research, education, infrastructure and logistics, and related activities.


April 18, 2018; 1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Opening Remarks and Introductions
  • Harassment Policy
  • Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) Communications Planning
  • Polar Science Updates
  • Navigating the New Arctic Big Idea
  • OPP Strategic Planning—Part I

April 19, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • OPP Strategic Planning—Part II
  • Meeting with the NSF Director and COO
  • Polar Research Vessels and Icebreakers
  • Wrap-up and Action Items
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Dated: March 19, 2018.

Crystal Robinson,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-05819 Filed 3-21-18; 8:45 am]