uab in antarctica, in the year two thousand
WOW! Yes, that was the logo of our first UAB in Antarctica web site when it was first launched in 2000. It is also very much what the site looked like during our 2001 and 2004 expeditions.

You can see the two professors who direct our UAB research program (Chuck Amsler on the left and Jim McClintock center below) in this group photo posted on our very first web page; smiling, and with less gray hair than today. Little did we know at the time that over the coming years (the site was active during six Antarctic field seasons) the web site and its features and blogs would garner two regional CASE awards (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), one in 2005 for Overall Website Design and Implementation and another in 2008 for Creative Use of Media and New Technology (a tip of the hat to the UAB Media Office for playing a key role in garnering these awards).

UAB in Antarctica website, circa 2010

As the years passed we dropped the WOW! logo, but added links to exciting new innovative web-based internet sites such as YouTube and Flickr as well as a RSS feed. We also proudly linked our web site to key education programs and events including the 2007-2009 International Polar Year. This collaborative event brought countries from around the globe together in the common cause of Arctic and Antarctic scientific research, and in celebration of past polar exploration and science.

UAB in Antarctica website, circa 2013
Every picture tells a story and you simply can't miss the comradery etched on the faces of UAB team members Maggie Amsler, Chuck Amsler, Kate Schoenrock and Julie Schram (left to right) in this image posted on our 2013 field season web site. Indeed, the hundreds of pictures posted on UAB in Antarctica over past field seasons paint a narrative of team building and collaboration, both key elements of a successful science program in Antarctica.

You will find our enthusiasm for sharing images and videos stronger than ever in our latest release of UAB in Antarctica. Come along with our team for another adventure in Antarctic science. Learn and enjoy!