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  • Latest issue includes three articles that integrate data from both...

  • Using drones to detect sharks in intercoastal waters. With D. Johnston (PAL LTER). 

  • Sci. Amer. on Penguin Populations, w/ Dr. Fraser

    Scientific American discusses climate change and impacts on Antarctic penguin populations.

  • Dr. Bill Fraser @ Detroit Zoo, Apr 10th 2016

    The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will host a presentation by world-renowned polar ecologist and penguin...

  • Live VTCs with scientists of Palmer LTER.

    Polar-ICE is linking up with the Palmer LTER program to coordinate...

The Palmer Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) study area is located to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula extending South and North of the Palmer Basin from onshore to several hundred kilometers off shore. Palmer Station is one of the three United States research stations located in Antarctica. It is on Anvers Island midway down the Antarctic Peninsula at latitude 64.7 South, longitude 64.0 West. A view from the station can be seen on the Palmer Station webcam.

The Palmer LTER studies a polar marine biome with research focused on the Antarctic pelagic marine ecosystem, including sea ice habitats, regional oceanography and terrestrial nesting sites of seabird predators. The Palmer LTER is one of more than 26 LTER research sites located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Tahiti; each focused on a specific ecosystem, that together constitute the LTER Network.

Information for those interested in Volunteering for Palmer Station, Antarctica, LTER.