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Program Announcements
July 10, 2015
NSF Invites News Media to Apply for the Opportunity to Report on NSF-Supported Antarctic Research, Application Deadline July 31, 2015 NSF Invites News Media to Apply for the Opportunity to Report on NSF-Supported Antarctic Research, Application Deadline July 31, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting written proposals from media professionals to report on research in Antarctica supported by NSF's Division of Polar Programs.

July 1, 2015
NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics

The National Science Foundation seeks a Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for the Division of Polar Programs Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistic Section. The application period is July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2015.

June 19, 2015
Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2015 Midwinter's Day Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2015 Midwinter's Day

In Antarctica, the winter solstice is the longest night of the year and marks the halfway point of winter. Since the time of the early explorers, those people who have chosen to stay and work in Antarctica during the long dark night have celebrated Midwinter's Day.

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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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