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Press Release 11-158

NSF Grant Launches Center for Synthesizing Environmental and Related Research Results

Award funds efforts to develop solutions to today's environmental challenges

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National SESYNC Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center logo.

The National Science Foundation has funded a national center for environmental synthesis.

Credit: University of Maryland


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Illustration of animals and plants.

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center will synthesize information on the environment.

Credit: India Institute of Ecology and Environment


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Intersecting circles containing the words Society, Economy and Ecology surrounded by Environment.

Today's environmental challenges need a new scientific approach, one that melds expertise.

Credit: WikiMedia Commons


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Environmental science graphic with terms including ethics, ecology, biology, chemistry and others.

Environmental, social, computational scientists, engineers, economists will work together.

Credit: WikiSpaces


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Aerial vew of Annapolis, Md.

The new national center will be located in Annapolis, Md., pictured here.

Credit: University of Maryland


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Chesapeake Bay.

Scientists and policy-makers will work on sustainability practices for waterways like the Chesapeake.

Credit: Jane Thomas, IAN Image Library


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