University of California, Santa Cruz Department of Ocean Sciences, Institute of Marine Science
Microbial Genomics Experimentation and Remote Sensing Facility
UC Santa Cruz received this grant to establish the Microbial Genomics Experimentation and Remote Sensing Facility (MGERSF). MGERSF supports and provides a collaborative environment for UC Santa Cruz scientists, visiting scientists, postdoctoral researchers, as well as scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Outcomes for this grant include investigation of the environmental responses of cyanobacteria under typical oceanographic conditions, creation of a prototype instrument for the remote monitoring of cyanobacterial population distribution, productivity, and nitrogen fixation rates in the U.S. West Coast ecosystem.