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1 Polar Research Support Erick Chiang Head, Polar Research Support Section

2 August 2006 U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators Workshop NSB Guiding Directive 1987 NSB Report – The National Science Foundation in Polar Regions “Scientific needs and opportunities should determine the research conducted in both polar regions, with logistics deriving from and supporting the research rather that dictating it.”

3 Who are we? Erick Chiang – Section Head Brian Stone – Deputy Section Head Science Support Manager – (currently vacant) Arthur Brown – NZ Representative George Blaisdell – Operations Manager David Bresnahan – Logistics Manager Patrick Haggerty – Construction Manager Jerry Marty – South Pole Construction Manager Michael Schueremann – Aviation Projects Manager Alexander Sutherland – Marine Projects Manager Col. Paul Sheppard – DoD Liason Lt. Col. Ian Biggins – ANG Liason Sandra Singer – Facilities Engineer Patrick Smith – IT Technology Manager Kevin Culin – South Pole IT Engineer Ben Bergerson – IT Security Bill Michael – IT Support Carlena Fooks – Section Support

4 August 2006 U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators Workshop What do we do? Program Oversight of: Science Support: Get you there and back and insure you can get your science done. Operations and maintenance of station infrastructure: Power; water; facilities; airfields; seaports; roadways – just like any small town IT and Communications Infrastructure: We are the.com and telephone company in Antarctica. Engineering and Construction Management: What we need we have designed and built. Logistics and Resupply: 8 million gals of fuel and 15 M lbs of stuff Budgets and Cost Control: $208M

5 August 2006 U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators Workshop What Does it Cost? (FY 06 in millions of dollars ) US Air Force Airlift (C-17)$ 5.00 Environmental Operations $ 6.00 Engineering & Construction $ Resupply Sealift $ IT & Communications $ Research Field Support (non-marine) $ Research Vessels $ Air National Guard LC-130 Support $ Operations and Infrastructure $ Total $

6 August 2006 U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators Workshop Who Else Plays? Raytheon Polar Services Company Air National Guard –109 th AW LC-130’s Department of Defense –Pacific Command (PACOM) Overall command of military units –Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) Military Sealift Command for resupply ships Strategic Airlift – C-17s Space and Naval Air Warfare Center U.S. Coast Guard

7 August 2006 U.S. Antarctic Program, New Investigators Workshop Who Else Plays (con’t)? Cold Regions Research and Engineering Labs Naval Facilities Engineering Command Petroleum Helicopter LTD –A 350’s; Bell 212 helicopter Kenn Borek Air –Twin Otters; Basler 67

8 Science Support Effectively plan for and execute science support requirements

9 Maintain the Infrastructure Implement effective quality management systems to provide well maintained and operationally effective facilities Palmer Station Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station McMurdo Station

10 IT and Communications To provide network systems that allow intra- and intercontinental communications comparable to that found at typical business and higher education establishments in the continental United States Black Island Communication site South Pole MARISAT antenna Palmer Station INTELSAT antenna

11 Transportation and Logistics To effectively deliver people/cargo/science to, within, and from Antarctica


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