Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU: The purpose of the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK) funding opportunity is to develop techniques and tools suited to tailored collection and dissemination of Web pages related to climate modeling. Little prior research has focused on either persistent information needs or Web information needs for a specific targeted user community. These two characteristics afford significant opportunities for exploitation in the methods developed. Another objective is to support understanding of climate change models by potential users. The results of tool application (harvested and organized Web pages) should help the user base figure out which models to use and how to use them. Long term, seek to develop technologies to support decision making using climate models. Ultimately, the decision could be very diverse from natural resource managers making species management decisions to climatologists determining future directions. In addition, the most likely technologies are expected to include personalized Web retrieval, tailored and possibly dynamic Web page organization to serve browsing, machine learning of capabilities of climate models, and representations of models that guide users in parameterization and interpretation of results. Overall, through this particular funding opportunity, goals are: 1) to develop a system for constructing search queries, submitting them to one or more search engines and disseminating the results to interested users who will offer relevance feedback; 2) to design a repository for persistent storage and sharing of the Web pages collected using the relevance feedback driven system; and 3) identify the machine learning and information retrieval techniques that are most effective for tailored search for this user community.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 09HQPA0053
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2009
Posted Date: Jul 14, 2009
Creation Date: Jul 14, 2009
Archive Date: Aug 23, 2009
Total Program Funding: $32,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU's are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
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