Thursday, June 19, 2014

40 million dollar grant to University of Hawaii-SOEST

As of Monday (June 16), the University of Hawaii's School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology (SOEST) program was awarded $40 million to study microscopic organisms and their natural processes.

"The Simons Foundation has awarded Edward DeLong and David Karl $40 million to lead the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE), making it the largest private foundation gift UH has ever received. SCOPE aims to further our understanding of the microscopic organisms that inhabit every drop of seawater and how those creatures control the movement and exchange of energy and nutrients, from the surface waters to the deep sea. UH is leading the project, with partners joining from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) and University of Washington (UW)".

Click here to watch this great short video!
Kenzie G, and Dana G./ CEP Interns

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