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Apr 05, 2013
SESYNC at White House Easter Egg Roll

SESYNC at Easter Egg Roll

by CYNTHIA WEI
Assistant Director, Education and Outreach

Cynthia Wei, SESYNC’s Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, was invited to participate in the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll earlier this week.

The Association of... Read more...

Mar 12, 2013
Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected Area Performance

Fox group

by MARY SHELLEY
Digital Information Research Specialist

and MELISSA ANDREYCHEK
Communications Coordinator

Recently, a diverse group that included marine scientists, governance scholars, database developers, and management experts... Read more...

Mar 07, 2013
Reframing Restoration for Novel Ecosystems

Novel Ecosystem

by MELISSA ANDREYCHEK
Communications Associate

“Certain people always say we should go back to nature. I notice they never say we should go forward to nature. It seems to me they... Read more...

Mar 04, 2013
What is the recipe for a sustainability research center?

by KELLY HONDULA
Faculty Research Assistant

Solving complex environmental problems requires expertise from multiple disciplines and perspectives. Yet experts working in diverse fields on the same topic use different language, methods, and tools and ask fundamentally disparate questions—which in turn produces a complicated, uncertain, and sometimes even contradictory body of results that is difficult for non-experts to make sense of.... Read more...

Feb 11, 2013
“The world is more wicked than our disciplines.”

by CYNTHIA WEI
Assistant Director, Education and Outreach
 

The world is more wicked than our disciplines.”

– Dr. Herb Childress, Dean of Research and Assessment, Boston Architectural College

In Florida, a state task force has... Read more...

Feb 04, 2013
Website 2.0

Welcome to version 2.0 of our website.  Our first website was designed in two weeks ... this one has taken a little longer. However, we think our new one brings a tremendous improvement in functionality and design. Like a synthesis project, our team sought out ideas from a diverse set of users: researchers, students, policy makers, and... Read more...

Dec 04, 2012
TRaCKing Research in Action

Actionable science is a key component of SESYNC’s mission, as our Center supports scholarship that has the potential to inform environmental decisions at a government, business, nonprofit, and individual level. We are always interested in learning more about other groups that practice this type of scholarship, and last week we welcomed another proponent... Read more...

Nov 12, 2012
Technical Stats

What does it take to power SESYNC?

During the build out of our facilities, SESYNC and UMIACS (University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies) staff pulled over 30,000 feet (5.5 miles!) of Category 6 Ethernet cable through the Center (which moves data at up to10 gigs/sec).

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Nov 05, 2012
Storms and Synthesis

by BILL BURNSIDE
Postdoctoral Fellow

As I write this from the SESYNC offices, in Annapolis, MD, the Eastern seaboard is recovering from a chimeric “Frankenstorm,” caused when two storm fronts converged in the mid Atlantic. The energy they held as they clashed could surely power coastal cities for weeks.... Read more...

Oct 23, 2012
Welcome to SESYNC’s Blog: Our First Year in Review

Hello and welcome to the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center’s (SESYNC) Blog! This blog will serve as a source of SESYNC news and events from the perspectives of SESYNC staff, fellows, postdocs, and participants.

SESYNC was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in September 2011 and opened its doors in... Read more...

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