"Sources Sought" for Replacement of Pier at Antarctica's Palmer Station

NSF Seeks Information About Eligible Firms Capable of Performing Construction Services at Palmer Station

NSF's Office of Polar Programs, which manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, and its Colorado-based Antarctic logistics support contractor, ASC Leidos, have issued a "Sources Sought Notice" for the replacement of the pier at Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Palmer Pier Upgrade in Final Planning Stages

NSF is Currently in the Process of Finalizing the Plans Needed to Prepare for Construction

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will make a major upgrade to the pier at the U.S. Antarctic Program's Palmer Station. NSF's Office of Polar Programs is currently in the process of finalizing the plans and designs needed to prepare for construction in the coming months.

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First RHIB Deploys at Palmer

Extended Range, Capabilities, and Safety For Science

Rigil, the first Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) has safely arrived at Palmer Station, and work has begun to gradually test systems and demonstrate its new capabilities. As has been covered in recent posts, this new class of craft is compact but extremely capable - packed with safety and operational equipment to support science on the water around Palmer Station. In our video above, we highlight some of the latest photos and footage from Palmer Station, Antarctica.

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