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Five-Year New Hampshire Land-Use Study Underway

by Matt Ball on April 3, 2012

The National Science Foundation has funded a five-year, $20 million research project led by the University of New Hampshire Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space that will take a detailed look at land-use in the state. The project will bring together researchers from across the state to assess the complex interactions of […]

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The University of Maryland is partnering with Beijing Normal University to create the Joint Center on Global Change and Earth System Science that will develop tools to track climate change. The center will create an international remote sensing database, track land use and cover, in addition to monitoring agriculture. The agricultural work will focus on […]

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Kendra McLauchlan, an assistant professor of geography at Kansas State University and director of the university’s Paleoenvironmental Laboratory, has just been named to a list of the top 150 scientists in the history of Kansas. This award adds to the National Science Foundation CAREER Award that she received in 2010. McLauchlan’s research involves the reconstructing […]

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Three researchers in the Applied Geomatics Research Group at Nova Scotia Community College were dismissed this week in favor of expanded research in other areas, including sustainable energy and the development of technology to assist aging populations. There’s an outcry in the local paper that pins this as a poor decision that will hurt the […]

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EarthCube is an ongoing effort to frame the research benefits of an integrated cyberinfrastructure to house data and information across the geosciences. The group has just released a white paper under the auspices of the Open Geospatial Consortium to outline seven data-intensive and cross-disciplinary science scenarios that would benefit from such a robust and adaptable […]

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NSF Begins Large Study on Sustainable Cities

by Matt Ball on October 12, 2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $750,000 grant to a consortium of 20 U.S. universities, two national labs and three international partners for the new Sustainable Cities – People, Infrastructures and the Energy-Climate-Water Nexus project. The grant seeks to develop harmonized methods, open datasets and shared curriculum on the topic of sustainable cities […]

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While scientists have cataloged 1.3 million species, the total number of existing species has remained a mystery. The issue is that taxonomy takes time to correctly catalog each species that is discovered, as well as the fact that we simply haven’t encountered and cataloged all species, particularly in our oceans. Researchers have now worked to […]

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In honor of Earth Day, it seems fitting to tackle the role geospatial technology plays in the greater understanding of our environment. These tools have played an unprecedented role in our comprehension of the complexity of Earth systems, but they are only scratching the surface of the types of insights that are yet to come. […]

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The National Science Foundation is working to build a Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering, that is focused on enhancing support for the ongoing NSF-wide Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment, where emphasis will be on developing clean energy and sustainability research networks. The CIF21 Campaign is a $117 million endeavor […]

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A new report from the National Research Council, Understanding the Earth’s Deep Past: Lessons for Our Climate Future, promotes the idea of an integrated, “deep-time” climate research program that compiles ancient geologic records to enable scientists to better understand how climate behaved during past warm periods and other major climate transitions. The intent is to […]

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