Science and Synthesis Research
NCEAS scientific project s leverage NCEAS’ core strengths – unleashing the power of collaboration to advance the analysis and synthesis of existing data. Our projects are inspired both by the interests and needs of the scientific community and the goal of directly informing policy and sustainable management practices. Periodically NCEAS issues “Calls for Proposals” to the scientific community to solicit project ideas for new Working Group collaborations. In Spring 2014, there were two Calls for Proposals: 1) Long-Term Synthesis in the Gulf of Alaska , and 2) Science for Nature and People (SNAP) 2014 .
Scientific research activities supported by NCEAS include:
- Working Groups  collaborate at NCEAS through periodic meetings, and virtually through sustained shared cyberinfrastructure over a course of months to years.
- In-residence Scholars  carry out synthetic research projects based on existing information and play an integral role in supporting NCEAS' mission.
Distributed Graduate Seminars  engage hundreds of students in collaborative research.
Science and Research Highlights
NCEAS science spans a wide variety of topical areas across many disciplines. The following research highlights summarize a small sample of the diverse themes that have emerged from NCEAS Working Group collaborations: