• The Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council is seeking nominations for potential committee members for a new study. "A Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences: Guidance for NSF on National Ocean Research Priorities" was requested by the National Science Foundation. Nominations are due by 17 June 2013 and can be submitted at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1260708/Nominations-for-OSB-Decadal-Survey.

  • The National Science Foundation is accepting proposals for the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections program. This initiative seeks to enhance and expand digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections. The deadline for full proposals is 18 October 2013. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13569/nsf13569.htm.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to deploy a new grants reporting system, REEport, to replace the existing Current Research Information System. The new system would implement a uniform format for reporting performance progress on federally funded research projects. Learn more at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-07/html/2013-13571.htm.

  • Researchers from the U.S. Forest Service have developed a new tool for forest resource managers to identify regions facing multiple threats, including wildfires, insects and disease, and land-use change. The study is published in the May 2013 issue of the Journal of Forestry.

 


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