[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2012)]
[Page 1743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-286]



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

    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, 
    Date/Time: January 24, 2012, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 25, 2012, 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 
1295, Arlington, VA 22230.
    Type of Meeting: Open.
    Contact Person: 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: Present the Panel with additional programmatic 
information related to opportunities and challenges for Antarctic 
research and research support; discussion of other Agency 
requirements for research and support in Antarctica; planning for 
additional meetings.

    Dated: January 5, 2012.
Susanne Bolton,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-286 Filed 1-10-12; 8:45 am]