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Blasker Grant Awarded to Former CSA Staff

Content below from The San Diego Foundation press release

The San Diego Foundation announced $297,642 in grants for seven programs that nurture the career path of future scientists and develop unique and innovative discoveries in the science, technology and environmental fields to advance a vibrant quality of life in San Diego.

The Blasker Science and Technology grants, and the Blasker Environment grants are made possible by the Blasker-Rose-Miah Endowment Fund at The San Diego Foundation. Established by former local aeronautical engineer Samuel L. Blasker to foster scientific innovation, The Fund has granted over $7.6 million to more than 150 local early career scientists and engineers from premier research institutions such as UC San Diego, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, J. Craig Venter Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego State University, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, San Diego Natural History Museum and more.

Former Climate Science Alliance staff memeber Niko Kaplanis received an award on behalf of Scripps Institution of Oceanography below are details of his upcoming project:

Rising Seas and the San Diego Intertidal Using an innovative imaging and mapping technique, researchers will assess the vulnerability of San Diego’s intertidal communities to sea level rise. The resulting research will yield maps and assessments of the region’s most impacted coastal areas to help educate communities about the potential effects of climate change and promote ecosystem conservation.

The Climate Science Alliance looks forward to working with Niko to share the results of this important research with the community.

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