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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

NGA, NSF Release 3D Alaska Elevation Models to Support White House Initiative

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) released new 3-D topographic maps of Alaska on Sept. 1, 2016, in support of a White House Arctic initiative to inform better decision-making in the area. The 3-D digital elevation models (DEMs) are the first to come from the ArcticDEM project, which was created

Monday, May 16th, 2016

NSF Grant to Help NAU Grow Drone Technology for Biologists and Ecologists

Wildlife biologists and ecologists are data starved because current technologies for tracking small animals are time intensive and produce low sample sizes, said Paul Flikkema, Northern Arizona University professor of electrical engineering. NAU researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle to find animals in the wild that

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Researchers Tap Artificial Intelligence to Outwit Poachers

A century ago, more than 60,000 tigers roamed the wild. Today, the worldwide estimate has dwindled to around 3,200. Poaching is one of the main drivers of this precipitous drop. Whether killed for skins, medicine or trophy hunting, humans have pushed tigers to near-extinction. The same applies to other large animal species like elephants and

Friday, September 4th, 2015

NSF, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Support Development of New Arctic maps

September 4, 2015 – The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is supporting development of high-resolution topographic maps of the Arctic that for the first time will provide consistent coverage of the entire globally significant region, including Alaska.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

NSF Announces Changes to Geography and Spatial Sciences Program

The Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the implementation of a new schedule for the submission and evaluation of proposals.  GSS also is adopting special merit review criteria in order to better identify potentially transformative research that has larger-scale, longer-term significance.  These changes are outlined in