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May 28, 2015
NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science: Deadline, June 23, 2015 new item NSF Seeks Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science: Deadline, June 23, 2015

NSF’s Division of Polar Programs is seeking an Antarctic Integrated System Science Program Director. The successful candidate will manage a dynamic proposal-driven research grants program and coordinate with other programs throughout NSF, other funding agencies, and international partners to achieve program goals.

May 8, 2015
Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences

The Antarctic Sciences Section of the Division of Polar Programs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sonya Lyatsky as Assistant Program Director for the Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences Program.

May 4, 2015
Facts about the NSF and the United States Antarctic Program Facts about the NSF and the United States Antarctic Program

A clarification of facts regarding the United States Antarctic Program which are relevant to a prominent article in the May 4, 2015 edition of The New York Times.

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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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