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US University to develop Earth science research database for NASA

27 March 2006: Mississippi State University in US will use a $9.6 million federal grant to help NASA develop a stronger and more accessible Earth science research database for use by a wide variety of U.S. governmental agencies. Armed with the funding from NASA’s Applied Sciences Directorate, the university’s GeoResources Institute is marshaling its geospatial technology expertise to help build a computerized, one-stop data resource. It could have global research impacts on such diverse issues as climate change, bioterrorism, transportation, and population trends. Also providing support for the NASA project are the University of Mississippi’s Geoinformatics Center, and a team from the Stennis Space Center comprised of the Institute for Technology Development and Science Systems and Applications Inc.