Volume 1 2012

Program News

Research Rolls on in 2012

As grant-making programs, the Water Resources Institute (WRI) and the Sea Grant Institute (SGI), are continuing strong commitments to scientific exploration of Wisconsin’s water resources—lakes, rivers and groundwater—as well as Wisconsin waters of Lakes Michigan and Superior in 2012.

WRI completed a request-for-proposal process in late 2011 and the submitted projects underwent scrutiny by external reviewers from across North America—leaders in their respective fields. Further panel review is in store and funded work will begin in July.

SGI researchers get underway this year, and some in 2013, on more than a dozen projects such as assessing climate change impacts, fish pathogens and adding coastal geospatial tools to an online resource for local decision makers.

Both SGI and WRI are the only sources of federal and associated funding in the state for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey, awarding more than $5 million in funding annually to Wisconsin public and private universities and colleges.

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The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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