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U.S. Naval Academy Polar Science and Technology (USNA-PS and T) Program

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Technical Report

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Oceanography Department, U. S. Naval Academy Annapolis United States

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In Fiscal Year FY 2015, through support from the Office of Naval Research Code 32 ONR 32 Arctic and Global Prediction Program, the Oceanography Department at the U.S. Naval Academy USNA re-established a multi-disciplinary, undergraduate, field research-based Polar Science and Technology S and T program USNA-PS and TP based on the highly-successful USNA Polar Science Program USNA-PSP that existed from FY 2011-14. The expanded goals of the new USNA-PS and TP are to 1 Develop faculty-led undergraduate Midshipmen research and engineering Capstone projects targeted towards specific S and T objectivesneeds of the U.S. Navy. 2 Enhance course development and materials for Midshipman education in Polar Science. 3 Provide a faculty and Midshipman S and T work force with experience in conducting research in Polar environments for collaboration and partnership with the Naval Research Enterprise NRE and the greater Polar S and T community on field-oriented S and T projects.

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