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Virginia: Local Research Assets

Learn about NSF-funded infrastructure and tools that turn scientific inquiry into discovery. NSF investments in centers, facilities & networks, telescopes & observatories, and aircraft & vessels enable research across the country. Learn about many of these investments, the area of science they impact, and the outcomes they have enabled.

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aerial photo of salt marshes, red hue

Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Virginia Coast Reserve LTER scientists study coastal barrier landscapes, which play key roles in protecting American coasts and property. ...


Type: Facilities & Networks
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

NSF's South Pole Station enables scientific discovery in one of the coldest, highest, driest and windiest place on Earth. But these conditions are ideal for researching the origin of the universe, the status of climate change, and much more....


Type: Facilities & Networks
person holding ice core

U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory

The U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) is a facility for storing, curating, and studying ice cores recovered from the polar regions of the world....


Type: Facilities & Networks
Nathaniel B. Palmer research vessel

Research Vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer

The Research Vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer supports research throughout the Southern Ocean region, particularly in the Ross Sea near McMurdo Station....


Type: Facilities & Networks
Photo of McMurdo Station, Antarctica

McMurdo Station

McMurdo Station is the logistics hub of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), with a harbor, landing strips on sea ice and shelf ice, and a helicopter pad....


Type: Facilities & Networks
Research vessel Laurence Gould in Antarctica

Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould

The R/V Laurence M. Gould is an ice-strengthened, multi-disciplinary research platform designed for year-round polar operations....


Type: Facilities & Networks
Palmer Station, Antarctica, at sunrise

Palmer Station

Palmer Station is located on a protected harbor on the southwestern coast of Anvers Island off the Antarctica Peninsula and is the only U.S. Antarctic station north of the Antarctic Circle....


Type: Facilities & Networks
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