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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).Start Printed Page 48874

Date and Time: November 1, 2018; 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., November 2, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Type of Meeting: Open.

Contact Person: Andrew Backe, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W 7237, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone (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.


November 1, 2018; 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • Opening Remarks and Introductions
  • Safety Discussion
  • Arctic Portfolio Review Update
  • Polar Research Vessel Requirements Update
  • Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) Update

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

  • Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) Update
  • OISE's Recent Efforts/NSF International Strategic Visioning Document
  • Meeting with the NSF Director and COO
  • Polar Document Review
  • Wrap-up and Actions
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Dated: September 24, 2018.

Crystal Robinson,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-21036 Filed 9-26-18; 8:45 am]