Center News

Apr 18, 2018
New Cyberhelp Blog Post: Build a Shiny App to Browse MODIS Data

Read the full post, Build a Shiny App to Browse MODIS Data.

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Apr 18, 2018
Job Opportunity: Data Scientist

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center seeks a Data Scientist to join the cyberinfrastructure (CI) team in supporting collaborative, computational, and data-driven socio-environmental research. Our supported science teams and postdoctoral fellows come from many different disciplines and synthesize diverse models and data sets to answer large-scale questions at the intersection of humans and the environment. The Data Scientist will work closely with the CI team to assist scientists in performing data and model syntheses. 

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Apr 16, 2018
Jenny Zambrano wins British Ecological Society's Harper Prize

Congratulations to Jenny Zambrano for winning the Harper Prize, awarded to an early career researcher, for her work as a SESYNC postdoctoral fellow!

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Apr 11, 2018
Webinar: Qualitative data management for interdisciplinary research

If you missed the webinar yesterday, you can view the slides here.


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Apr 10, 2018
SESYNC Welcomes New System Administrator Tyler King

SESYNC is excited to welcome Tyler King as Systems Administrator.

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Apr 09, 2018
SESYNC Funds Twelve New Pursuits and Workshops

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) welcomes twelve new projects starting in 2018. The projects include 1 Workshop, 1 Foundation, and 10 Pursuits.

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Mar 26, 2018
SESYNC Qualitative Data Initiative releases white paper on qualitative data sharing and re-use for socio-environmental systems research

A SESYNC-supported workshop last year brought together interested actors from across the research data lifecycle to discuss ways to improve and encourage qualitative data sharing and re-use. Outputs from the workshop, including a white paper and five two-page resource guides for specific types of actors, are now available as resources associated with the SESYNC Qualitative Data Initiative 

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Mar 23, 2018
SESYNC Submits Response to Federal Request for Information Regarding Statistical and Science Policy

On March 13, 2018, Carrie Hritz, Associate Director of Research, and Mary Shelley, Associate Director of Synthesis, submitted a response to a Request for Information from The Chief Statistician of the United States and the Statistical and Science Policy Branch (SSP) in the US Office of Management and Budget (OBM).

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Mar 22, 2018
Accepting Applications: Summer Institute on Cyberinfrastructure for SES

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications to a short course on data and coding skills for socio-environmental synthesis. The 5th annual Summer Institute will be held July 24-27 at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Mar 16, 2018
SESYNC Invites Proposals for Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research


The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) requests proposals for collaborative and interdisciplinary team-based research projects under two programs: Pursuits and Workshops. 

SESYNC is a synthesis research center that brings together diverse groups in new, interdisciplinary collaborations to identify solutions to society’s most challenging and complex environmental problems. Proposals are invited for synthesis projects focused on tools, methods, and other practices applicable to actionable team research on socio-environmental problems.

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