Thank you for contributing to the success of the AIMS project

Special Post from Ben Roth, AIA, NSF AIMS Project Manager/Facilities, Engineering Projects Manager

Exterior_v4The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project team would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the development of the AIMS project to date. During the last three years, many USAP participants and stakeholders –including representatives from the science community, support contractors, science support providers, and other government agencies  (both providers of services and tenant organizations)— identified critical requirements that were folded in the design of the Core Facility. With such active participation in the design workshops, design reviews, and design review meetings, the project is now better informed and has resulted in a great design. Read more

RHIBs Update: Sea Trials and Progress towards Delivery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASignificant progress has been made in the development and deployment of the two Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) that are designed for service at NSF’s Palmer Station.

Since the most recent update on this site, both hulls were shipped from Alabama to the shipyard in California for the final phases of construction. This included resolving several engineering challenges in order to ensure the boats are fully functional and will be up-to-specification upon delivery to Palmer. Read more

Information Technology and Communications “Charrette” Sets New Facilities Standards

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This spring, participants in a design charrette—a comprehensive, two-day planning session—focused on an important component of the redesigned McMurdo Station: the Information Technology (IT) and Communications Primary Operations Facility. This building will house the station’s primary data center, a back-up emergency operations and communications center, a back-up command-and-control, center as well as field communications and other IT support. Read more