The NSF provides the Unidata Program Center up to $100k in equipment grant funds each year. In alignment with the Unidata 2013 proposal, the Equipment Awards Program is designed to broaden participation and promote the use of Unidata tools and systems (e.g., THREDDS, NetCDF, IDV, GIS connections) to support education and research on various aspects of climate studies (e.g., diagnostics, change and impacts), by providing grants to be used in the procurement of new computers and equipment including upgrades to existing classroom and laboratory equipment.
This year special consideration was given to proposals that:
A Request for Proposals was sent out on January 8, 2013 with a March 15 submission deadline. A review panel met on April 17 at the Unidata Program Center to review the 12 proposals that were received. The Panel recommended that five proposals be funded. The following proposals were awarded grants:
Colorado State University - “Expanding Use of Real-Time and Archived Weather and Climate Data and Unidata Tools at Colorado State University” - Dr. Russ Schumacher
Stony Brook University, SUNY - “An Upgrade of the Meteorological Laboratory in Support of Education, Research, and Broader Participation in the Unidata Community” - Dr. Brian Colle
Texas A&M International University - “Installing LDM, RAMADDA, THREDDS, and IDV at TAMIU” - Kenneth Tobin
University of Miami - “A Proposal Submitted to Unidata Program Center (UPC) Equipment Awards” - Dr. Brian Mapes
University of Wisconsin at Madison - A joint proposal between the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences - Dr. Wayne Feltz and Dr. Jonathan Martin
Congratulations to all of the recipients and a special thank you to the Review Panel and the NSF.