UH Awarded $20M to Support State-Wide Climate Resilience Through Data Science

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UH Awarded $20M to Support State-Wide Climate Resilience Through Data Science

SOEST News, first published May 20, 2022.

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Hawaiʻi’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Hawaiʻi EPSCoR) a five-year $20-million grant to fund research and capacity building in support of actionable climate science through a collaboration called Change HI.

Hawaiʻi faces unique challenges as climate change impacts resource availability, ecological sustainability, economic vitality and human health in the islands. To help the state face the critical issues brought on by climate change, this multidisciplinary research effort will integrate expertise in climate and data science to enhance fundamental knowledge and develop new climate models, data products and tools.

As a collaborative program with multiple partners inside and outside the UH System, Change HI will advance education and workforce readiness in these areas for Hawaiʻi and help build a new data-driven knowledge economy statewide, targeting the growth of computer and data science that can be applied in critical areas of state need and growth. Within SOEST, Rosie Alegado with OceanographyC-MORE and Hawaiʻi Sea GrantMahdi Belcaid with HIMB; and Alison Nugent and Giuseppe Torri in Atmospheric Sciences will contribute to this effort.

Please see the full story on SOEST News.