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The following seven applications have been approved by the Partnership Committee and are available for review and comment through November 27, 2010.


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Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma (Type II - Research)

Application excerpt:
The mission of the EOMF is to monitor and forecast the dynamics of the terrestrial biosphere. Our approaches are primarily (1) to integrate in-situ, airborne and space-borne observations and advanced models; and (2) engage citizen scientists for community remote sensing. The EOMF actively pursues and promotes community remote sensing through establishing cyberinfrastructure that enables science communities and citizens to participate in geo-referenced field photo data collection, archive, data exploration, visualization and analysis. We have used global satellite image data (e.g., MODIS, Landsat, and PALSAR) to map and track agriculture (e.g., cropping intensity, crop calendar, and irrigation), forests (e.g., forest area, deforestation, and degradation), and gross and net primary production. The EOMF currently has a data center of 500 terabytes and we are in the process to expand it into a Peta-scale data center for Earth observation and Modeling at OU.
Website:
http://www.eomf.ou.edu
Full Application:
Center for Spatial Analysis

City of Chicago (Type III - Applications)

Application excerpt:
The Chicago Climate Action Plan establishes mitigation goals and adaptation strategies. Dozens of partners have contributed to the development of the strategies, and the City of Chicago has been implementing changes and adaptations under a no regrets policy to improve our resiliency, flexibility and quality of life. We have completed a risk analysis due to climate change, downscaled GCM models to Chicago region, and aggressively pursuing many adaptation changes from ordinances to infrastructure, behavior to built environment.

Website:

http://www.chicagoclimateaction.org
Full Application:
City of Chicago

DataONE (University of New Mexico) (Type I - Data Center)

Application Excerpt:
DataONE is designed to be the foundation of new innovative environmental research that addresses questions of relevance to science and society. DataONE will ensure preservation and access to multi-scale, multi-discipline, and multi-national data. Operationally, DataONE encompasses a distributed global network of Member Nodes (i.e., data repositories) that provide open and persistent access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data. In addition, a smaller number of Coordinating Nodes (i.e., metadata repositories and service centers) support network-wide services such as data replication and access to an array of enabling tools.

Website:

http://www.dataone.org
Full Application:
DataOne‎

Information Technology and Systems Center (ITSC) (Type II – Research)

Application excerpt:
The ITSC performs research and development in the areas of distributed information systems, next generation internet, data mining and knowledge discovery, information system interoperability, image processing and data security. The ITSC has worked with researchers at Marshall Space Flight Center, other NASA centers, state and federal agencies and industry for over 30 years. We provide stewardship of Earth science data and information for numerous missions including NASA’s Earth science missions and field campaigns. ITSC researchers team with scientists to develop new technologies and applications that promote the broad use of Earth science data.
Website:
http://www.itsc.uah.edu/
Full Application:
ITSC

National Earth Science Teachers Association(NESTA) (Type III - Applications)

Application excerpt:
The National Earth Science Teachers Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization, founded in 1985, whose mission is to facilitate and advance excellence in Earth and Space Science education. NESTA's purpose is the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of Earth Science education at all educational levels. NESTA is an organization made up of and governed by classroom teachers, and extends its influence through association with other professional societies and organizations. Recently, NESTA has become the home of the Windows to the Universe website, providing a powerful platform for ESS education and outreach supporting teachers, students, and the general public (15 million users annually).
Website:
http://www.nestanet.org
Full Application:
NESTA

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) (Type I - Data Center)

Application excerpt:
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), or the Observatory, is a NSF funded national investment in physical and information infrastructure. NEON, Inc. is a 501c(3) corporation charged with building and operating the Observatory. The Observatory’s goal is to enable understanding and forecasting of the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on continental-scale ecology by providing physical and information infrastructure to support research, education and environmental management in these areas. NEON provides data and information to scientists, educators, decision makers and the general public on how land use, climate change and invasive species affect biodiversity, disease ecology, and ecosystem processes. NEON is a continental scale system that will collect consistent, calibrated data from 60 sites in the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico over 30 years. The Observatory will produce basic calibrated data and synthetic products. NEON data products will be freely and openly available to scientists, educators, students, decision makers, and the public. The NEON infrastructure is a means to enable transformational science and to promote broad ecological literacy.
Website:
http://www.neoninc.org
Full Application:
NEON

USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) (Type II - Research)

Application excerpt:
The USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) monitors the influence of climate on the phenology of plants, animals, and landscapes. Phenology is the study of seasonal life cycle events in plants and animals. The USA-NPN monitors phenology by encouraging people to observe phenological events like leaf out, flowering, migrations, and egg laying, and by providing a place for people to enter, store, and share their observations. We also work with researchers to develop tools and techniques to use these observations to support a wide range of decisions made routinely by citizens, managers, scientists and others, including decisions related to allergies, wildfires, water, and conservation.
Website:
http://www.usanpn.org
Full Application:
USA-NPN
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