[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 12, 2011)]
[Page 63329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26281]



U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel Review; Notice of 

    In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 
as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following 

    Name: U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel Review (76826).
    Date/Time: November 3, 2011, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    November 4, 2011, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 
1295, Arlington, VA 22230.
    Type of Meeting: Open.
    For Further Information Contact: Sue LaFratta, Office of Polar 
Programs (OPP). National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, 
Arlington, VA 22230. (703) 292-8030.
    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.
    Purpose of Meeting: The Panel will conduct an independent review 
of the current U.S. Antarctic Program to ensure the nation is 
pursuing the best twenty-year trajectory for conducting science and 
diplomacy in Antarctica--one that is environmentally sound, safe, 
innovative, affordable, sustainable, and consistent with the 
Antarctic Treaty.
    Agenda: First meeting of the Panel to present the Panel with an 
overview of opportunities and challenges for Antarctic research and 
research support; discussion of the National Research Council's 
report on ``Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the 
Southern Ocean''; planning for additional meetings.

    Dated: November 6, 2011.
Susanne Bolton,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-26281 Filed 10-11-11; 8:45 am]