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Environmental Science And Engineering For The 21st Century: The Role of the National Science Foundation [NSB 00-22, February 2000]

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1     Introduction

2    The Larger Context

3    Scope of
NSF's Current

4    Input Received About Unmet Needs and Opportunities

5    Findings and

6    Conclusion


Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E


Appendix G

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Appendix F.

NSF supports a variety of individual centers and center programs to advance science and engineering, particularly in the areas of interdisciplinary research and the integration of research and education. In general, these centers and programs are committed to addressing scientific and engineering questions with a long-term, coordinated research effort; ensuring a strong educational component; and developing partnerships with industry to help ensure that research is relevant to national needs. Note that as used here, "centers" include consortia, collaboratories, and similar arrangements intended to facilitate research or educational activities.

This appendix lists centers and center programs that were supported by NSF in FY 1998 and were either primarily involved in research related to the environment or conducted a subset of activities with relevance to environmental research and education. Individual centers having an environmental dimension within these programs are shown in italics. For descriptions of center programs and of some individual centers, search the NSF web site (

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology
Advanced Materials and Smart Structures
Environmental Science
Innovative Manufacturing of Advanced Materials
Systems Science Research

Collaboratory for Lower Atmospheric Research

Digital Library & Spatial Information for Ecological & Environmental Studies

Earthquake Engineering Research Centers
Center for Advanced Technologies in Earthquake Loss Reduction
Mid-America Earthquake Center
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center

Electronic Library for Environmental Impact Evaluation

Engineering Research Centers
Biofilm Engineering
Biotechnology Process Engineering
Engineered Biomaterials
Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing
Interfacial Engineering
Marine Bioproducts Engineering
Offshore Technology

Environmental Molecular Science Institutes
Chemical Sources and Sinks at Liquid/Solid Interfaces
Institute for Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry
Institute for Environmental Catalysis

Global Change Institutes

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
Building Environment
Center for Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
Cooperative Research Center in Coatings
Hazardous Substance Management
Integrated Pest Management

Land Margin Ecological Research

Long-Term Ecological Research Sites
Arctic Tundra
Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest
Cedar Creek Natural History Area
Central Arizona-Phoenix Urban LTER
Central Plains Experimental Range
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
Harvard Forest
Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
Jornada Experimental Range
Kellogg Biological Station
Konza Prairie Research Natural Area
Luquillo Experimental Forest
McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Metropolitan Baltimore Urban LTER
Niwot Ridge-Green Lakes Valley
North Temperate Lakes
Palmer Station, Antarctica
Plum Island Sound
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
Virginia Coast Reserve

Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes
Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications

National Center for Atmospheric Research

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

National Optical Astronomy Observatories

Plant Genome Centers
Functional Analysis of Arabidopsis Genome
Genomics of Plant Stress Tolerance
Soybean Functional Genomics

Regional Research Institutes

Research Centers on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Science and Technology Centers
Advanced Concrete Based Materials
Analysis and Prediction of Storms
Astrophysical Research in Antarctica
Biological Timing
Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate
Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization
Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens
Light Microscope Imaging and Biotechnology
Microbial Ecology
Molecular Biotechnology
Southern California Earthquake Center

Science and Technology Policy Institute

State/Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers
Capsule Pipeline for Coal
Intelligent Information Retrieval
Rock Mechanics

University NAVSTAR Consortium
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