Updated Plans for McMurdo Station Modernization

Safety of Work Crews and Support Staff is Key

Planned construction projects at McMurdo Station will be temporarily put on hiatus in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. To ensure the safety of the work crews and support staff in Antarctica, the National Science Foundation has decided that there will be no AIMS-related construction in McMurdo during the 2020-2021 season.

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Demolition of McMurdo Structures Makes Way For AIMS Construction

Vehicle Equipment and Operations Center (VEOC) and New Lodging to be Built

A crew has begun demolition of McMurdo Station buildings that are in the footprint of new construction for the AIMS Project. This will clear the way for the Vehicle Equipment and Operations Center (VEOC) and a new Lodging Building.

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Modernization of NSF's Logistics Hub in Antarctica Ready to Move Forward

AIMS Project Will Overhaul McMurdo Station Over the Course of a Decade

The National Science Board (NSB) has authorized the National Science Foundation (NSF) to move forward with the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project. AIMS is planned as a 10-year undertaking to overhaul McMurdo Station into an energy and operationally efficient platform from which to support world-class science.

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