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New Priorities: 2016 NSF Budget AIMS to Rebuild McMurdo and Palmer Stations
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Program Announcements
January 13, 2015
NSF/Polar Antarctic Funding Opportunity: Deadline, April 15, 2015 NSF/Polar Antarctic Funding Opportunity: Deadline, April 15, 2015

The Division of Polar Programs (PLR), National Science Foundation (NSF), has released the 2015 Antarctic Solicitation (NSF 15-529) for support of projects in Antarctica during the 2016-2017 field season or projects beginning in early 2016.

January 12, 2015
Statement by Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of the Division of Polar Programs, on the Death of Alberto Behar Statement by Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of the Division of Polar Programs, on the Death of Alberto Behar

On behalf of the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs, Dr. Kelly K. Falkner expresses condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Alberto Behar, who died in an airplane crash on January 9th.

Restrictions for Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Antarctic Program
USAP Participant Notice: Baggage Allowance Reduced Between Christchurch and McMurdo
Featured Article
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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