The video below details the McMurdo Master Plan, the station’s outline for upcoming improvements to facilities and infrastructure

McMurdo: Smaller footprint, More Efficient

From its beginnings in the late 1950s, McMurdo Station has grown out of necessity. Originally a collection of some 34 temporary buildings, McMurdo now consists of more than 100 structures today in order to support research, staff and infrastructure needs.

Now, McMurdo is on the verge of receiving its largest long term capital investment as part of the Antarctic Infrastructure and Modernization for Science (AIMS) project. This effort AIMS planning will reevaluate the station’s structures from a long term, strategic perspective, and focus on how the station can serve the scientific community for the next 50 years. Read more