The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $6 million to three West Coast universities–Berkeley, CalTech, and UW, in collaboration with USGS, to research and develop ways of alerting people from seconds to minutes before earthquakes are felt. ESS’ John Vidale is quoted. Read more at the UW News article, or this news release.
The episode, titled “Undersea Volcanos: West Mata Eruption”, is one of ten videos chosen to be critiqued by a panel of three Hollywood filmmakers during “The S Factor” workshop on December 6, 2011. Joe Resing’s work is featured in the video. Congratulations!
Biologist Jennifer Ruesink considers UW oyster research and work with the shellfish industry in face of today’s environmental challenges, including ocean acidification. The UW 360 segment also includes Emma Timmins-Schiffman, aquatic and fishery sciences graduate student, and Taylor Shellfish Farms‘ Joth Davis, who is a UW affiliate faculty member. View the video here.
Trees benefit our communities in may ways, and we’re getting better at understanding those ways. Kathy Wolf’s work is cited in this short article about the continuing research on the effects of trees on people, communities and cities.
Over 2005 to 2009, the School of Oceanography published 566 papers, or 2.25% of the entire body of work for that time period, according to a Thompson-Reuters analysis. The only school more prolific was Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, with 766 papers, or 3.04%. Read more here.