EESI Center Awards 2014
2014 Center Funding Support Announced
The last call for center proposals occurred in April 2014 with the centers below funded. The dealine for the 2014 call was April 14, 2014
Eight interdisciplinary research initiatives will receive funding support from EESI for three consecutive years, beginning in 2014-15. These centers are committed to collaborative and forward-looking research on the unprecedented environmental challenges facing the earth system.
Several existing centers also will receive funding and, in some cases, staff support:
Proposals for funding awards in 2014
- Center for Energy and Environmental Economics Policy
- Center for Environmental Informatics
- Center for Climate Risk Management
- Earth System Science Center
- Center for Landscape Dynamics
- Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
- Penn State Ice and Climate Research Center
Research Centers Supported by EESI
Center for Climate Risk Management (CLIMA)
The Center for Climate Risk Management analyzes scientific, economic, and ethical questions related to climate change risk management.
The Riparia Center's mission is to conduct, facilitate, and coordinate interdisciplinary research, monitoring, and training regarding wetlands and related resources with an emphasis on Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states.
Earth System Science Center (ESSC)
ESSC maintains a mission to describe, model, and understand the Earth's climate system.
Center for Environmental geoChemistry and Genomics (CECG)
CECG promotes research and teaching in environmental chemistry and geochemistry.
Center for Environmental Informatics (CEI)
CEI focuses on the development of new and innovative approaches to the creation and dissemination of environmental information resources.
Penn State Ice and Climate Research Center (PSICE)
The Center for Penn State Ice and Climate Research integrates glaciology, seismology, modeling and climatology.
Center for Landscape Dynamics (CLD)
CLD is the "to-go" center for landscape science and decision making.
Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Initiative (EEEP)
EEEP supports and promotes integrative research at the boundary of economics, public policy, and engineered/environmental systems.
Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
The Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research will be the research, information and education leader for the Appalachian region by fostering, supporting and advancing research and research-based outreach on gas shale development
Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM)
SCRiM is an interdisciplinary team of scholars who plan to establish a multi-institution research network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management strategies.
PA Space Grant Consortium
The PA Space Grant Consortium is part of a national network of Space Grant programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It is funded and managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Penn State Astrobiology Research Center (PSARC)
The Penn State Astrobiology Research Center (PSARC) was created in 1998 as one of eleven member institutions of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). Its primary missions are to promote, conduct, and lead integrated multidisciplinary research, to train scientists, and to provide public access to the new field of astrobiology.
The funding awards were decided as a result of the EESI Center Competition held in May 2014 which included proposal presentations by center directors who detailed their initiatives, goals and objectives.