Here’s the press release from UNC Asheville:
"What makes ForWarn’s Forest Change Assessment Viewer (FCAV) unique is that it brings a large amount of national-scale environmental data together in a single highly usable and accessible web interface,” said Derek Morgan, NEMAC senior research scientist. “Most of this data is developed in collaboration with the experts at the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. NEMAC plays a primary role in developing and maintaining the FCAV’s data infrastructure and web interface."
The interagency ForWarn team includes scientists and staff from U.S. Forest Service Eastern Forest and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Centers, the NASA Stennis Space Center, the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Resources Observation and Science Center. William Hargrove, Eastern Threat Center research ecologist and lead ForWarn researcher, will accept the award on behalf of the team.
“It is very rewarding for us to work with this team of nationally recognized scientists and to receive this recognition,” said NEMAC Director Jim Fox. “More important, though, is being able to provide a tool to help identify key environmental threats to one of our nation’s key resources – our forests.”
The Chief’s Awards are among the U.S. Forest Service’s highest honors. The U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, headquartered in Asheville, also won a second Chief’s Award. For more information, see the news release: http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/news/556
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