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EPSCoR, SSI to Fund New Research Opportunities Focused on Stakeholder Engagement

fund_rsrch_iconMaine EPSCoR at the University of Maine through the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) will fund three projects as part of the Emerging Opportunities – Foundations for Future Research grant program. The program is focused on broadening the scope of SSI and the three opportunities offer researchers a chance to engage new stakeholders in new places in new ways. From grappling with threatened fish species stuck in lobster traps, to examining questionable private forest sustainability standards, to providing tourists with a virtual reality wind power experience, the projects offer breadth and diversity. Most importantly, they live up to SSI’s primary mission: to be a leader and valued partner in understanding and solving societal problems related to the growing challenge of improving human well-being while protecting the planet’s life support systems. Read the rest of the story here

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