A note from Puget Sound Partnership Science Director Ken Currens: The Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel has identified 48 science actions as high priority. The actions, described in Priority Science for Restoring and Protecting Puget Sound: A Biennial Science Work Plan for 2011-2013, are intended to provide strategic focus for scientists working on Puget Sound recovery and to help direct the allocation of the limited resources available for science to studies where it is needed the most.
The Puget Sound Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Usha Varanasi will be joining the Center for Urban Waters as its first Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Her leadership and vision have had deep and lasting impacts in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, including her involvement in establishing the Center for Urban Waters, and her long term service to the University of Washington as affiliate professor with the Chemistry department and School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
Welcome to the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute, and to our first newsletter. The Institute began almost exactly one year ago with a simple idea: There can and should be better communication among scientists working to protect and restore the Salish Sea ecosystem. Coordinated, system-wide knowledge is vital to effective science and policy (see: About the Institute). Based at the University of Washington Tacoma with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Puget Sound Institute was established in December 2010 to conduct, coordinate, and communicate regional research that […]