Navigation Links
MBL's Hugh Ducklow appointed to Antarctic Blue Ribbon Panel
Date:2/17/2012

Hugh Ducklow, senior scientist and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Ecosystems Center has been appointed to the U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel.

The 12-member panel, formed at the request of John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation, is tasked with examining the status and capabilities of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) to ensure that it continues to support the most relevant and important science in the most effective, efficient, sustainable, technologically advanced, innovative, safe, and environmentally-friendly manner.

The National Science Foundation-funded USAP coordinates research and operational support for Antarctic research and maintains three year-round research stations in Antarctica, many seasonal field camps, and research vessels that sail in Antarctic waters. Ducklow directs the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Project at Palmer Station, on the west Antarctic Peninsula, a collaborative endeavor with seven other institutions including the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, to study and understand the Antarctic marine ecosystem.

Ducklow and his co-panelists are assessing USAP operations, logistics, and management and are charged with recommending a long-term strategy regarding USAP support in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in anticipation of the upcoming renegotiation of the Antarctic Treaty. Signed in 1959, the Treaty's main purpose is to ensure "in the interest of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord."

The panel expects to make its report to the White House and NSF in 2012 after further visits to stateside USAP facilities and Palmer Station. Ducklow will travel to Palmer Station next week, his third trip to Antarctica in the past two months. "That's a lot, but it's really important," says Ducklow. "The USAP has some critical decisions to make for the U.S. research agenda, and I'm glad to help."

Ducklow has been on the MBL's scientific staff since 2007. A biological oceanographer and expert on polar climate change, Ducklow's research focuses on the roles the ocean carbon cycle and the responses of marine ecosystems to rapid climate warming.


'/>"/>
Contact: Andrea Early
aearly@mbl.edu
508-289-7652
Marine Biological Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Dr. William Brody, President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Appointed to GenVaults Board of Directors
2. Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. of Autism Speaks appointed to NIH Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
3. Salk scientist Joseph Ecker, appointed as HHMI-GBMF Investigator
4. First comprehensive inventory of life in Antarctica
5. Global warming threatens Antarctic sea life
6. CO2 drop and global cooling caused Antarctic glacier to form
7. Final frontier: Mission to explore buried ancient Antarctic lake given green light
8. UK robot sub searches for signs of melting 60 km into an Antarctic ice shelf cavity
9. Ancient ecosystem thrives millions of years below Antarctic glacier
10. Unlikely life thriving at Antarcticas Blood Falls
11. Algae and pollen grains provide evidence of remarkably warm period in Antarcticas history
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2017)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), ... Report on Form 10-K on Thursday April 13, 2017 with the ... The ... section of the Company,s website at http://www.nxt-id.com  under "SEC Filings," ... 2016 Year Highlights: Acquisition of ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... their offering. ... tracking market to grow at a CAGR of 30.37% during the ... 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with ... its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... -- The Allen Institute for Cell Science today announces the ... and dynamic digital window into the human cell. The ... of deep learning to create predictive models of cell ... growing suite of powerful tools. The Allen Cell Explorer ... available resources created and shared by the Allen Institute ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Vincent R. Burton, MBBS, FRCA, ... licensed by the Bahamas’ National Stem Cell Ethics Committee (NSCEC). , Dr. Burton ... the West Indies. He went on to complete residency training in the United Kingdom ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... Avery Products ... that enable short-run digital printing, is proud to announce that it has won ... Wizard online software available at avery.com/GHS . The products were recently honored ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... , ... July 25, 2017 , ... ... and manufacturing services that are necessary in the preparation and development of human ... biorepository facility operates under the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Current Good ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... , ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... company for the improvement of crop productivity and economics for the food, feed ... The scope of the agreement includes the research and development of microbiome-based seed ...
Breaking Biology Technology: