• Friday, May 6, 2005

    Seven MCR LTER investigators participated in a two-day scientific roundtable meeting in Moorea on May 5-6, 2005. The event was hosted jointly by the Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE) and the UC Berkeley Gump Research Station, and was designed to foster scientific interactions and cooperation among MCR LTER investigators, CRIOBE scientists and representatives and scientists from the Territorial Government and other French agencies.

  • 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...