Acronyms

I’ve noticed that the Antarctica program uses a LOT of acronyms.  Here are a few I’ve learned.

NSF – National Science Foundation. This is the group that funds it all!

USAP – United States Antarctica Program, funded by NSF!

ECW – Extreme Cold Weather, we are issued ECW at Christchurch, New Zealand before arriving to the ice

GSC – Gana’A-Yoo Service Company, one of the companies holding a staffing contract for USAP, they hire many of the support roles including food service, retail, and housing

PAE – Pacific Architects and Engineers, another contracting company they hire for the cargo, construction, engineering, and electrical type positions

I’ll add more as I go. I really just made this post to have something to use this photo as the header. It’s SO PRETTY.

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