INSPIRES Annual Reports

pic of INSPIRES year 2 progress report coverYear 2 (report pdf)

Highlights

›First-wave deployment of Mayfly-based sensor suites at 5 locations

›Collection of field data for physiological variables needed to parameters models

›Data Sharing Subcommittee (DSS) established

›21 (16 published; 3 in press; 2 under review) peer-reviewed articles, 14 presentations, 3 data/model/technology products, and 14 presentations (7 by early-career faculty, 2 by trainees)

›In Year 2 (through March 2021), research proposals requesting $41,132,273 were submitted with 12 awarded ($11,035,918) and $35,043,997 pending

›Preliminary completion of an integrated ecological model resulting from the merger of the PnET-CN and LANDIS models

›Established regular graduate student meetings with early career faculty and mentors

›Establishment of Twitter and Instagram accounts to share and highlight team news and project developments

›Eight high school teachers in Maine and nine teachers in Vermont were selected to participate in the project with active recruitment for additional teachers in New Hampshire ongoing


EPSCOR Year 1 Annual Report coverYear 1 (report pdf)

Highlights

›INSPIRES website created and launched in partnership with the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST)

›Project kick-off meeting in September 2019

›Development and completion of project implementation plan, which included a project governance agreement, evaluation plan, communications strategy, strategic assessment, and identification of key stakeholders

›Financial and communications support team established

›Theme 1 prototype of wireless low power soil moisture sensor ready for calibration

›Recruitment and hiring of 2 Post-docs, 8 graduate students, and 3 undergraduate students across the three institutions

›Development of living document for project jargon and acronym dictionary

›Engagement with wide range of regional stakeholders on project objectives and potential applications to regional forest conservation issues

›New interjurisdictional collaborations initiated through INSPIRES led to new collaborative proposals for future work