Equipment Awards Status Report - March 2007

Sandra Petrie and Terry Mitchell

Once again this year we have set aside 100K to fund the Unidata Community Equipment Awards. This includes UCAR overhead on outgoing subcontracts. This year's call for proposals was sent out on January 8th and the deadline for submitting proposals is April 6th. The review panel will meet for one day on May 16th.

This year special consideration will be given to proposals that further the use of the Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) in education settings, including upgrades to existing classroom and laboratory equipment or procurement of new computers to run the IDV more efficiently.  Additionally, proposals submitted by investigators in new geoscience disciplines (e.g., hydrology and oceanography) and departments outside of those traditionally active in the Unidata community (e.g., meteorology) are encouraged. The primary purpose of this focus is to give the broader community access to Unidata tools and datasets that could be relevant to their teaching and research.