An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) new Frontiers in Earth-System Dynamics (FESD) program to support a project that crosses the boundaries between space physics, atmospheric, and ice core science.
New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC)
State Director Mary Collins announced that Stewart Gates, business advisor for
the center’s North Country office, has been selected as the 2011 New Hampshire
Beginning Sunday, September 18, 2011 at NASA’s launch facility in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, space scientists from the University of New Hampshire will attempt to send a balloon up to 130,000 feet with a one-ton instrument payload to measure gamma rays from the Crab Pulsar, the remains of a supernova explosion that lies 6,500 light years from Earth. The launch is highly dependent on weather and wind conditions, and the launch window closes at the end of next week.
About 55 million years ago, the Earth burped up a massive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – an amount equivalent to burning all the petroleum and other fossil fuels that exist today. “And we don’t know where it came from,” says University of New Hampshire’s Will Clyde, associate professor of geology. “This is a big part of the carbon cycle that affected the climate system, and we don’t understand it.”
The University of New Hampshire has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study changes in land use and conservation around national parks in Africa as part of a larger investigation of tropical deforestation and degradation, which are major causes of global climate change.
The Provost’s Research Leveraging Initiative (RLI) recently provided start-up funding to eight visionary UNH projects.
The projects build on existing strengths and infrastructure; involve community, business, and/or academic partners; and employ teams of UNH tenure-track and research faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.
Does your organization have an innovative idea to solve pressing problems and critical issues in NH? Could you use a $5,000 grant to leverage far greater than that in measurable value? TheAMP NH grant programmay be just what you need to get your project started!
Despite heroic efforts by many individuals involved in the project, significant technical challenges with the on-line effort certification module led to the decision to use the traditional paper-based process for the FY11 certification cycle. Staff in Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) are distributing the paper reports this week. Deadline for return of signed certifications to SPA is Friday, September 30.