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BEACO2N Monitoring Network

BEACO2N is a new approach to observing atmospheric gases over an urban area. Instead of using a small number of extremely sensitive instruments to measure a large area, interesting locations are blanketed with a high density network of instruments, with each instrument representing a network “node.” 

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Imaging Saltwater Intrusion

Saltwater intrusion is the process by which saltwater migrates into a portion of a coastal aquifer that previously contained freshwater. It can have significant economical and ecological impacts, and therefore is a critical issue to investigate and manage. Using the geophysical method of Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) results in continuous profiles of electrical resistivity with depth and is ideally suited to mapping out intrusion in coastal aquifers.

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Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training in Global Environmental Monitoring and Policy

A centre for doctoral training linked to the GEMM network, looking at critical issues around environmental measurement, environmental change and policy around the natural landscapes and the effects of climate change across physical process and socioeconomic dynamics.

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Fraser of Allander Institute

The FAI was founded in 1975 with the aim of establishing a dedicated economics research institute focused on the Scottish economy. Since then, hundreds of students and researchers have helped the institute make an outstanding contribution to public life in Scotland and further afield.

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Sentinel North

Funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, the Sentinel North Strategy allows Université Laval to draw on over a half-century of northern and optics/photonics research to develop innovative new technology, train the next generation of transdisciplinary researchers and improve our understanding of the northern environment and its impact on human beings and their health.

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ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together scientists, engineers, and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the Canadian North. Over 175 ArcticNet researchers from 33 Canadian universities, 8 federal and 11 provincial agencies and departments collaborate with research teams in Denmark, Finland, France, Greenland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA.

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Dodd-Walls Centre

The Dodd-Walls Centre is a national Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) involving six New Zealand universities, hosted by the University of Otago. The Dodd Walls Center has over 200 members, approximately half of whom are research students. Our research income includes base CoRE funding from the Tertiary Education Commission along with other funding from government and the private sector.

Mapping Groundwater from the Air

Using advanced geophysical imaging technologies in novel ways, we are mapping California's groundwater to enable sustainable groundwater management for the state's major agricultural areas and elsewhere. California's subsurface aquifers are being extensively pumped, especially during years of drought. In some areas, the subsidence, or compaction, caused by over-pumping means that even with abundant rain, the lost water-storage capacity may never be recovered. Negative changes in water quality are also being seen - the intrusion of saltwater into coastal aquifers and high levels of arsenic in wells in the Central Valley.

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Hydroeconomic Vulnerability

An input-output analysis of water consumption within economic sectors using environmentally extended tables.

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Stanford Photonics Research Center

The Stanford Photonics Research Center builds strategic partnerships between the Stanford University research community and companies employing optics and photonics in their commercial activities.   Corporate members directly support photonics research activities at Stanford; in turn, members benefit from their exposure to current and emerging areas in Stanford photonics research.

Global Freshwater Initiative

Freshwater scarcity is one of this century’s most pressing challenges, but it is surprisingly hard to describe the nature of the "global water crisis." GFI staff are the first to systematically analyze and classify water crises around the world.