Master planning begins for the future of the South Pole Station

The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) has begun work on a Master Plan for the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Master Plans are a common tool used across research campuses and universities to ensure infrastructure projects are guided by a clear and consistent vision of the future. The South Pole Station Master Plan will inform investments planned under the Antarctic Infrastructure Recapitalization program and ensure that the future state will achieve USAP's mission and priorities.

Community and public input on the South Pole Station Master Plan will be sought through postings to the federal register and a planning charrette open to all stakeholders in August 2023. Additional information, including how to participate in the master planning process, will be posted on the Office of Polar Programs website.

There are currently Master Plans in place for Palmer Station and McMurdo Station.