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NSF Awards Third Round of Grants to Advance Digitization of Biodiversity Collections

July 24, 2013

Press Release 13-135
NSF Awards Third Round of Grants to Advance Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
  

Funding will shed light on "dark data," and integrate organismal, vocal, fossil, and ecological information

July 24, 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Program, is responding to the need for greater accessibility of biodiversity collections data by awarding major new grants.

The awards are part of the National Resource for Digitization of Biological Collections; all data resulting from the awards will be available through the national resource.

Biological diversity is critical to the future of planet Earth, say researchers. Incomplete information on species, their distributions and environmental and biological changes over time make it difficult, however, to assess the status of and changes in biodiversity.

The awards provide graduate and undergraduate training opportunities and outreach to K-12 educators, students and non-scientists.

For complete details visit: the National Science Foundation website.

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