Dale Andersen, who is with the privately funded SETI Institute in California, said he plans to arrive in Antarctica on Nov. 4 and hopes to set up another station to begin long-term climate monitoring in part of Queen Maud Land, part of East Antarctica claimed by Norway.
Andersen called the U.S. Antarctic program "a true scientific research gem" and expressed his disappointment that important research is being scuttled.
"Many of my friends and colleagues that are funded or working for the U.S. Antarctic program are in dire straits right now ... just because of self-inflicted stupidity via Congress as far as I can tell," he said.
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