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New Priorities: 2016 NSF Budget AIMS to Rebuild McMurdo and Palmer Stations
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Program Announcements
March 17, 2015
Environmental Policy Specialist; Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section: Deadline, April 10, 2015 Environmental Policy Specialist; Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section: Deadline, April 10, 2015

The National Science Foundations's Division of Polar Programs (PLR) in the Geosciences Directorate is seeking an Environmental Policy Specialist in the Polar Environment, Safety and Health (PESH) Section.

March 17, 2015
U.S. Researchers Can Apply for Travel Funds, International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium, Goa, India, July 2015 U.S. Researchers Can Apply for Travel Funds, International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium, Goa, India, July 2015

The NSF Geo-PLR Section for Antarctic Sciences is providing funds to support participation of U.S. scientists in the 12th International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium.

March 17, 2015
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School Opportunity: Deadline, March 31, 2015 Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School Opportunity: Deadline, March 31, 2015

A training school focused on Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) modeling will be held from 13-19 September, 2015, at the Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. Funding assistance may be available for both US and non-US participants.

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Researchers are investigating whether Weddell seals employ a magnetic sense to navigate

Antarctic Seals May Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Navigate While Hunting:
Can the Antarctic Weddell Seal's uncanny ability to locate breathing holes in sea ice indicate some sort of biological GPS? A group of researchers is attempting to find out.

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