Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). SEES-Related Programs. http://www.nsf.gov/sees. John Clamp, NC Central Univ. Programs created under SEES: Ocean Acidification (OA) Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP)
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John Clamp, NC Central Univ.
Programs created under SEES:
Ocean Acidification (OA)
Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP)
Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (SEES Fellows)
Decadal & Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM)
Sustainability Research Networks (SRN)
Water, Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
Dimensions of Biodiversity
Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP)
Longstanding NSF Programs with new SEES emphasis or track:
Research Coordination Networks (RCN)
Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Jane E. Carlson
W. Chris Funk
In a sustainable world, human needs would be met without chronic harm to the environment and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The SEES portfolio of activities highlights the National Science Foundation’s unique role in helping society address the grand challenges of achieving sustainability, through support for interdisciplinary research and education. SEES is a major NSF investment with numerous programs under its umbrella.
R. Quinn Thomas, Cornell University
SEES MissionTo advance science, engineering, and education to inform the societal actions needed for environmental and economic sustainability and sustainable human well-being.
Yinlun Huang, Cache Corporation
NSF Mo’orea Coral Reef LTER Site
NSF Mo’orea Coral Reef LTER Site
The Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Organismic Biology and Community Ecology of Corals, Calcified Algae and Coral Reefs: Robert Carpenter, California State University – Northridge (Ocean Acidification Award)
The project focuses on the corals, calcified algae, and coral reefs of Mo’orea, French Polynesia, and establishes baseline community-wide calcification data for the detection of ocean acidification effects on a decadal scale. It builds on the research context and climate change focus of the NSF Mo’orea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, one of 26 such NSF LTER sites around the world.
Interactive Dynamics of Wildlife Populations, Human Health and Household Wealth in Rural Africa: Justin Brashares, University of California-Berkeley (CNH Award)
Scientists integrate ecology, economics, sociology and public health to understand and predict how human health and household wealth affect human reliance on biodiversity. The research will take place at nine rural sites in Ghana, Kenya and Madagascar.
The Marcellus Shale Research NetworkSusan Brantley, Pennsylvania State University (RCN-SEES Award)
This research coordination network will generate knowledge about natural gas extraction from the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania, the largest site of new shale gas in the United States, by organizing water chemistry and flow data collected from the shale. The network will enable sustainable development of the Marcellus shale through the creation of a database of information from geochemical and hydrological studies.
For general inquiries about SEES related activities: [email protected]
For program or discipline-specific questions, please see the full list of contacts at: http://www.nsf.gov/geo/sees/sees_contacts.jsp