The Columbia River basin—which spans four U.S. states, two Canadian provinces, and 32 Tribal Nations or First Nations—touches the lives of more than five million people each day.
Welcome to version 2.0 of our website. Our first website was designed in two weeks ... this one has taken a little longer. However, we think our new one brings a tremendous improvement in functionality and design. Like a synthesis project, our team sought out ideas from a diverse set of users: researchers, students, policy makers, and staff, to name a few. We received proposals from many different design teams and selected LMD Agency to be our partner. We required a compressed schedule, and they delivered a creative website that met our parameters. We thank them for their professional efforts.
On our side, it was truly a team effort. Everyone within SESYNC participated in some fashion - from writing text, providing data, or reviewing design options. Our core team consisted of Mike Smorul, Travis Burrell, Mary Shelley, and Amanda Grimes; we now have a healthy appreciation of what it takes to design a responsive website.
Our new site has been designed to showcase new opportunities, funded projects, and results for our community. As you tour it, please drop us a line to let us know your thoughts and recommendations for future enhancements.
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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) offers an integrated program for collaborative and individual research focused on critical problems in socio-environmental science. All projects are initiated by a proposal to SESYNC. Unless otherwise noted, requests for proposals are issued twice each year with proposal submission deadlines of May 15 and October 15. Funding is determined on the basis of a review conducted by the SESYNC Scientific Review Committee in July and December.
|Aug 21 / Pursuit: Understanding dynamic environmental and socio-economic interactions in food systems to support decision-making towards a sustainable and resilient agriculture|
|Aug 28 / Workshop: Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental Synthesis|
|Sep 4 / Graduate Pursuit: Examining a Vacant Lot to Urban Garden Transitions to Determine Drivers of Ecological Wealth and Dearth|
|Sep 4 / Seminar: Bill Fagan|