Ocean Acidification Science
Melding Science and Societal Needs
The students we train are inheritors of a changing ocean; its condition and rate of change will determine critical aspects of their future
UW Today, Aug. 25, 2011
By Sandra Hines
Students already knowledgeable about the science behind ocean acidification and warming will learn more about the challenges those ocean changes pose for tribes, shellfish growers and other sectors of society – as well as helping seek solutions – under a just-announced National Science Foundation grant of $3 million.
In what is the first Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program organized through the UW’s College of the Environment, the money will be used over five years to develop a program for doctoral students focused on societal and environmental issues related to ocean changes.
It’s the first such NSF-funded traineeship program in the nation that focuses on ocean acidification, warming and other changes in the ocean, according to Terrie Klinger, a UW associate professor of marine and environmental affairs who leads the program.