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With the exception of tenure track faculty supported by their home departments, the entire Center operation is funded with monies derived about equally from distance education support (DELTA) and Center-administered research contracts and grants from external sources, including the National Science Foundation, US Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA – Forest Service, US National Park Service, US Army – Army Research Office, RENCI, and the US Geological Survey, among others. Below is the Center’s portfolio of current contracts and grants and prior awards going back to 2008.

Using Repeat Lidar Surveys and Multi-Temporal Satellite Data to Evaluate Vegetation Responses to Sea Level Rise and Saltwater Intrusion

Sponsor: Sea Grant Program
PI: Ross K. Meentemeyer
Award Amount (Period): $10,000 (9-1-2016 to 8-31-2017)

GAPS (Geospatial Applications for Problem Solving) for Hi-Tech Teens

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student Science Enrichment Program
PI: Eric Money; Co-PIs: Kyle Bunds (PRT), Michael Evans (Friday Institute), Betsey McFarland (Wade Edwards Learning Lab), and David Chrest (RTI International)
Award Amount (Period): $175,006 (Spring 2017 to Spring 2020)

Needs Assessment and Guidance to Define a Clear Vision for a Geospatial Mapping System to Service the Needs and Opportunities of the National Park Service – Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Branch and Related Programs

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Aaron Hipp; Co-PIs: William Slocumb, Charlynne Smith, Raju Vatsavai, Smith, J. W. (Utah State University)
Award Amount (Period): $149,327 (9-16-2013 to 6-30-2017)

Developing Tangible Landscape GIS Tools to Better Inform Management Decisions: Sudden Oak Death Collaborative Management Planning for the Oregon – California Border

Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
PI: Ross K. Meentemeyer
Award Amount (Period): $40,000 (7-22-2016 to 12-31-2018)

Simulating Emerging Urban Spatial Patterns for Assessing Future Water-Use Scenarios

Sponsor: USGS (Prime: US Dept. of Interior)
PI: Ross K. Meentemeyer
Award Amount (Period): $25,000 (7-1-2016 to 6-30-2017)

Long-Distance Dispersal and Disease Outbreaks: Effects of Initial Prevalence, Basic Reproduction Number, and Control Tactics

Sponsor: National Science Foundation & Oregon State University
PI: Ross K. Meentemeyer
Award Amount (Period): $639,132 (9-1-2015 to 8-31-2020)

Geographic Information System Research and Development for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Ross Meentemeyer; Co-PI: William S. Slocumb
Award Amount (Period): $213,840 (9-11-2015 to 9-30-2017)

Conservation Adaption Planning for Landscape and Climate Changes in the Southeast

Sponsor: USGS (Prime: US Dept. of Interior)
PIs: Nils Peterson (Fisheries & Wildlife), Ross Meentemeyer (CGA), Fred Cubbage (FER)
Award Amount (Period): $634,044 (9-14-2015 to 9-13-2017)

Developing a Comprehensive Wildland Fire Geospatial Decision Support System for the National Park Services National Capital, Northeast, and Southeast Region’s Fire Programs

Sponsor: US National Park Service
PIs: Ross K. Meentemeyer, Justin M. Shedd
Award Amount (Period): $713,457 (9-2-2014 to 10-31-2019)

Socio-ecological solutions to the salinization of Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula: An interdisciplinary assessment of land and water resources and community climate readiness

Sponsor: NC State University, College of Natural Resources
PIs: Emanuel, R., Seekamp, E., Dasmohapatra, S., Moorman, C., & Smith, J. W.
Award Amount (Period): $815,929 (2015 – 2018)

Informing plans for managing resources of Cape Lookout National Seashore under projected climate change, sea level rise, and associated impacts

Sponsor: National Park Service
PIs: Seekamp, E., & Smith, J. W.
Award Amount (Period): $125,000 (2014 – 2016)

Building climate readiness in nature-based tourism-dependent coastal communities

Sponsor: Minnesota Sea Grant
PIs: Davenport, M. A., Enzler, S., Nieber, J., Wilson, B., Messer, C., Kanazawa, M., Seekamp, E., & Smith, J. W.
Award Amount (Period): $183,232 (2014 – 2016)

Collaborative Research: Interacting Disturbances: Leaf to Landscape Dynamics of Emerging Disease, Fire and Drought in California Coastal Forests

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
PI: Ross Meentemeyer
Award Amount (Period): $2,500,000 (11-22-2013 to 8-31-2016)

Phase 6 GIS Database Development for the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (CESU)

Sponsor: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit – Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast (Prime–US Dept. of Interior (DOI))
PIs: R. Meentemeyer and Smith, C.T.
Award Amount (Period): $16,173 (2015 – 2017)

Development and Implementation of Cultural Resources GIS Data Integration

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Ross Meentemeyer
Award Amount (Period): $45,000 (8-29-2013 to 9-30-2016)

SMART-SLEUTH: Augmenting the SLEUTH Urban Growth Model with New Smart-Growth Scenario-Building Capabilities

Sponsor: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in conjunction with the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
PI: Ross Meentemeyer
Award Amount (Period): $146,406 (3-1-2013 to 2-28-2015)

Federal Lands Transportation Program: Roads GIS Mapping for USACE

Sponsor: US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
PIs: Ross K. Meentemeyer, Charlynne T. Smith
Award Amount (Period): $75,000 (2014 – 2015)

Developing Archive Structures and Automated Mapping Elements for Spatial Fire Management Plans

Sponsor: National Interagency Fire Center – National Park Service
PIs: Ross K. Meentemeyer, Justin M. Shedd
Award Amount (Period): $75,000 (2014 – 2015)

Contingent valuation of the aesthetic and acoustic impacts of multiple ecological disturbances

Sponsor: NC State University, College of Natural Resources
PIs: Smith, J. W., Slocumb, B., & Smith, C. T.
Award Amount (Period): $4,000 (2014 – 2015)

GIS Research and Development for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Hugh Devine
Award Amount (Period): $296,850 (8-15-2013 to 8-14-2015)

Use of GPS enabled smartphone technology for inventorying and monitoring resource conditions in urban park settings

Sponsor: NC State University, College of Natural Resources
PIs: McAreavy, D., & Smith, J. W.
Award Amount (Period): $500 (2013 – 2014)

Geographic Information System Research and Development for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Hugh Devine
Award Amount (Period): $159,920 (8-9-2013 to 8-14-2014)

Enterprise GIS Decision Support Models and Web Mapping System to Support the NPS Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Hugh Devine
Award Amount (Period): $39,999 (7-25-2013 to 12-31-2013)

Phase 5 GIS Database Development for the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Hugh Devine
Award Amount (Period): $25,898 (8-20-2013 to 4-30-2014)

SAFEGUARD: A New Global Approach to Space Threats

Sponsor: International Space University
PIs: Joseph Pelton, Siamak Khorram, Scott Madry
Award Amount (Period): (2013-2014)

Collaborative Assessment of the National Park Service Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Branch and Related Public Service Programs (Needs Assessment and Guidance to Define a Clear Vision for a Geospatial Mapping System-to Service the Needs and Opportunities of the National Park Service)

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PIs: Jordan Smith, Hugh Devine, William Slocumb, Charlynne Smith
Award Amount (Period): $20,000 (9-19-2013 to 8-31-2014)

Demonstration/Validation of the Unit Stream Power Erosion and Deposition (USPED) Model

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service
PI: Helena Mitasova
Award Amount (Period): $61,835 (6-18-2013 to 9-20-2014)

Capacity Building — Phase III Increasing the Pool for the Development of a Multicultural Workforce and Connection to Underserved Communities across the US

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
PIs: Stacy Nelson, Barry Goldfarb
Award Amount (Period): $74,999 (6-26-2013 to 8-15-2015)

Capacity Building — Phase IV Increasing the Pool for the Development of a Multicultural Workforce and Connection to Underserved Communities across the US

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
PIs: Stacy Nelson, Barry Goldfarb
Award Amount (Period): $74,997 (6-26-2013 to 8-15-2015)

Climate Change Internship (Training)

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Stacy Nelson
Award Amount (Period): $90,000 (9-15-2013 to 9-15-2014)

Forest Vegetation Simulator Processing

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service
PI: James McCarter
Award Amount (Period): $95,006 (8-27-2013 to 4-30-2014)

Development of New Geospatial Tools for Wildland Fire Management and Risk Reduction

Sponsor: NASA
PIs: Siamak Khorram, Greg Biging, Peng Gong, Matthew Potts, Max Moritz
Award Amount (Period): $163,324 (10-1-2012 to 3-30-2015)

Supporting Climate Change Science Needs for Early Adopters of the 2012 Planning Rule

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
PIs: Stacy Nelson, Barry Goldfarb
Award Amount (Period): $73,681 (8-1-2012 to 8-14-2014)

Capacity Building — Phase II Increasing the Pool for the Development of a Multicultural Workforce and Connection to Underserved Communities across the US

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
PIs: Stacy Nelson, Barry Goldfarb
Award Amount (Period): $74,642 (8-13-2102 to 5-14-2014)

Hydrological Modeling for Flow-Ecology Science in the Southeastern U.S.

Sponsor: U.S. Geological Survey
PI: Stacy Nelson
Award Amount (Period): $39,113 (9-17-2012 to 6-30-2014)

Spatial Database Development for Wake County Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) Access and Environment Workgroup: Phase 2

Sponsor: Wake Med Health and Hospitals
PI: Hugh Devine
Award Amount (Period): $10,022 (2-1-2011 to 1-31-2012)

Fire GIS Decision Support System for the National Park Service National Capital, Northeast, and Southeast Region’s Fire Programs

Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
PI: Hugh Devine
Award Amount (Period): $456,268 (8-30-2011 to 12-31-2014)

Phase 4 GIS Database Development for the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
Award Amount: $29,139 (7-11-2011 to 6-30-2012)

Terrain Dynamics Analysis Using Space-time Domain Hypersurfaces and Gradient Trajectories Derived From Time Series of 3D Point Clouds

PI: Helena Mitasova
Sponsor: U.S. Army – Army Research Office
Award Amount: $245,999 (4-1-2011 to 9-30-2014)

Visualization of Terrain Evolution: from Animations to Space-Time Cube

PIs: Laura Tateosian, Helena Mitasova, Margery Overton
Sponsor: Renaissance Computing Center
Award Amount: $12,000 (1-1-2011 to 12-31-2011)

Capacity Building – Increasing the Pool for the Development of a Multicultural Workforce: Supporting Climate Change Science Needs for Early Adopters of 2012 Planning Rule

PIs: Stacy Nelson, Barry Goldfarb, Daniel Robison
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Award Amount: $74,000 (8-11-2011 to 2-14-2013)

Middle School Sport Facilities: Policies, Physical Activity, and Cost Effectiveness

PIs: Michael Kanters, Jason Bocarro, Hugh Devine, Chrystos Siderelis, Jonathan Casper
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Award Amount: $100,000 (1-15-2010 to 1-14-2011)

The Southern Fire Exchange: Putting Fire Science On The Ground

PIs: Joseph Roise, Hugh Devine, Justin Shedd, Susan Moore, Toddi Steelman
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Award Amount: $172,014 (8-30-2010 to 11-30-3013)

Virtual Forest Management Plan – Online Polygon Capture Project

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Award Amount: $38,700 (11-15-2010 to 5-15-2011)

Mapping Marsh Condition on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Award Amount: $36,837 (7-16-2010 to 2-28-2012)

BETSMap: Location Intelligence for Food Safety and Defense

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Award Amount: $56,566 (11-15-2010 to 8-31-2011)

High Definition Survey System for Rapid Monitoring of Terrain Dynamics: Maintenance Requirements and Accessory Equipment

PI: Helena Mitasova
Sponsor: U.S. Army – Army Research Office
Award Amount: $14,737 (8-23-2010 to 8-22-2011)

Spatial Database Development for Wake County Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) Access and Environment Workgroup

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: Wake Med Health and Hospitals
Award Amount: $20,464 (1-1-2009 to 12-31-2009)

Understand Urban and Community Forests Contributions to Physical Activity and Health

PIs: Myron Floyd, Perver Baran, Melissa McHale, Yu-Fai Leung, Dorothy Anderson, Karla Henderson, Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Award Amount: $148,752 (11-1-2009 to 1-30-2014)

Vegetation Map Accuracy Assessment for Gauley River National Recreation Area. (CESU)

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
Award Amount: $35,338 (6-17-2009 to 2-28-2010)

Phase 3 GIS Database Development for the OVNHT (CESU)

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
Award Amount: $22,995 (9-9-2009 to 6-30-2010)

Terrain/Landscape Monitoring, Dynamics, and Sustainability

PI: Helena Mitasova
Sponsor: U.S. Army – Army Research Office
Award Amount: $143,000 (4-15-2009 to 5-31-2012)

Decision Support System for the Northeast and National Capital Region Fire Programs

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
Award Amount: $485,941 (9-5-2008 to 6-30-2012)

Natural Resource Data Management and Database Development for the Mid-Atlantic Network of the NER (CESU)

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
Award Amount: $60,500 (9-15-2008 to 12-31-2010)

Geographic Information System Research and Development for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
Award Amount: $670,093 (9-2-2008 to 9-1-2013)

Review of Selected Natural Resource Research Data For the Northeast Region Inventory and Monitoring Program (CESU)

PI: Hugh Devine
Sponsor: U.S. National Park Service
Award Amount: $201,988 (9-5-2008 to 1-31-2010)

On-the-fly Scene-dependent ATR

PIs: Wesley Snyder, Siamak Khorram
Sponsor: US Air Force – Office of Scientific Research
Award Amount: $361,188 (12-1-2008 to 5-31-2010)

Scalable Techniques for High Resolution Elevation Data Analysis & Modeling

PI: Helena Mitasova
Sponsor: U.S. Army – Army Research Office
Award Amount: $160,001 (9-15-2008 to 9-14-2012)

High Definition Surveying System for Monitoring Terrain Dynamics

PI: Helena Mitasova
Sponsor: U.S. Army – Army Research Office
Award Amount: $64,478 (6-15-2008 to 6-14-2009)