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CEREO October 2016

NRT Discussion- 20 Oct

CEREO will be hosting a brainstorming discussion around a stormwater-focused NSF NRT (grad student training program) that builds on existing WSU expertise and the Grand Challenges.
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16503/nsf16503.htm 
This brainstorming discussion is open to any interested party.  Internal LOIs are due 31 October and it’s a competitive process.  WSU can only put forward 2 Traineeship Track proposals.
http://informer.or.wsu.edu/Opportunity.aspx?ID=13047 
Location: PACCAR (PETB) 305  | 1:00pm
AMS:
5709798 
If you are attending by phone, please call (509) 335-9445. When prompted, enter the meeting ID 09798. For technical assistance with your connection at the time of your event, call 509-335-6575.

 

INFEWS Discussion -13 October

The National Science Foundation is planning on announcing another INFEWS solicitation in 2017.

https://www.nsf.gov/about/budget/fy2017/pdf/37_fy2017.pdf WSU has already received it’s first award under this program, and we know many groups across WSU are gearing up to submit to this next RFP. CEREO would like to invite you to join us on Thursday, 13 October at 1:10pm to share a brief, informal description of the recently awarded NSF INFEWS proposal, hear about others’ proposed INFEWS work, and share new ideas that might be appropriate for this next call for proposals. Location: PACCAR (PETB) 305  | 1:10pm AMS: 5709753 If you are attending by phone, please call (509) 335-9445. When prompted, enter the meeting ID 09753. For technical assistance with your connection at the time of your event, call 509-335-6575.

NIFA Funding Opportunity: Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program

Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program

In FY 2017 NIFA’s CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Closing Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Apply for Grant

 

Mapping with Shapefiles and Thiessen polygon generation

Today Tung Nguyen presented some advanced mapping techniques. Today’s presentation used the following packages and a function from Stackoverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12156475/combine-voronoi-polygons-and-maps). He also used the attached shapefiles: r_base_shapefile

Packages: “deldir”, “rgdal”, “sp”, “rgeos”, “maptools”, “gstat”, “mapview”, “ggplot2”, “ggmap”, “viridis”, “dplyr”

Tung showed us how he created polygons for individual catchments basins and then apply those polygons to a google maps basemap. In addition, we used ggplot2 to create differently sized symbols representing mean catchment size.

Script: more-mapping-thiessen-polygons-and-google-basemaps