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Woods Hole Research Center to Lead Undergraduate Initiative in the Siberian Arctic


October 2, 2007

education graphic A new initiative at the Woods Hole Research Center known as the Polaris Project, led by associate scientist Max Holmes, will train future leaders in arctic research and education and inform the public, both of which are essential given the rapid and profound changes underway in the Arctic as a result of global warming. This work is being supported by a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, announced today. Full Story

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