• Wednesday, March 30, 2005

    The Moorea Coral Reef LTER is participating in an international effort to develop a scalable coral reef sensor network. MCR LTER scientists have attended two workshops to identify the science questions and research opportunities afforded by a global network, the core variables for sensor measurement, and a five-year plan for implementation of a network. The report of the Coral Reef Working Group for the workshop "Building Capacity and Linking Infrastructure in the Lake and Coral Reef Scientific Communities," held at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in March, 2005 describes the progress to date.

  • Saturday, February 5, 2005

    Most people who have some acquaintance with new science hear "nanotechnology" and probably think small - really small. That's understandable, since nanotech is the science of manipulating matter at the atomic or molecular level, where distance is measured in billionths of a meter. It would seem, too, that the experimental subjects in this realm are too miniscule to see, hear or feel. read more...

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2004

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara as the joint recipients of an unprecedented $4.6 million, six-year grant to establish a long-term project studying the coral reefs of French Polynesia, near Tahiti, an effort expected to add volumes to scientific understanding of ominous changes in global coral reef communities. read more...

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2004

    Coral reefs and coastal upwelling ecosystems are the foci of two new LTER sites awarded funding this summer by the National Science Foundation (NSF). With the addition of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) and the Moorea Coral Reef (MCR) LTER sites, there are now 26 NSF-funded sites in the LTER network. Henry Gholz, director of NSF’s LTER program, noted that the two sites significantly augmented the LTER network, which hitherto included only one marine site—Palmer in the Antarctic.