The GLASSNET team is awarded an NSF AccelNet grant to develop the global network for sustainability research
A Purdue team led by Professor Thomas Hertel has been awarded a new $2 million dollar grant to establish a global network of scientific teams and research communities to work together and tackle sustainability issues related to land and water use across the globe. One of the goals of GLASSNET is to reduce barriers to information-sharing by creating global linkages between researchers. "LASSNET will act as a center without walls to break down global communication barriers through a synergistic mix of models, data, spatial scales, tools, disciplines, expertise, cultures, key regional test beds, and open access commitment to fill the SDG integration gap. Collaborators on the project are X. Carol Song (Purdue University); Matthew Huber (Purdue University); Stephen Polasky (University of Minnesota); and Danielle Grogan (University of New Hampshire). The team will focus specifically on the land- and water-related SDGs, including: SDG 1 No Poverty; SDG 2 Zero Hunger; SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production; SDG 13 Climate Action; SDG 14 Life Below Water; and SDG 15 Life on Land." MyGeoHub will play a key role to enable information sharing and collaboration among the international teams of researchers and students.
More information about the project can be found in Purdue's news release and NSF's award page.