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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • $20 million NSF award to enhance Oklahoma climate variability research

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  • Scientists with Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be working to advance understanding about how socio-ecological systems can adapt sustainably to climate variability.
     
    The research endeavor is made possible as part of a five-year $20 million National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
     
    The NSF award is a multi-institutional collaborative project that includes researchers from OSU, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, the University of Oklahoma and The University of Tulsa.
     
    The matching funds will pay for the salaries and benefits of the three individuals for the first 2 ½ years, with subsequent funding provided by the division’s two statewide agencies: OAES and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
     
    The Oklahoma Mesonet system has long been a national model for providing physical data on the environment. With this new EPSCoR research, better understanding will be gained about how people might better use available Mesonet data to make decisions vital to promoting sustainability and wise use of environmental resources, especially water.
     
    In addition, the EPSCoR-funded research will help position Oklahoma to compete for future grant monies.
     
    The NSF award is a multi-institutional collaborative project that includes researchers from OSU, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, the University of Oklahoma and The University of Tulsa.
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