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Marine Conservation Initiative

Collaboration helps improve journalists’ and scientists’ skills in communicating about ocean acidification

November 28, 2012

With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Ocean Conservancy has been working in collaboration with COMPASS and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to help journalists and scientists communicate more effectively about ocean acidification science and solutions. Read below for two stories that were aided by this partnership, both about a ...

New video highlights grantee’s work to study coral resilience

September 18, 2012
With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Science Foundation, Dr. John Pringle and his team at Stanford have been working to understand how corals resist stress. To develop hypotheses about coral stress, Dr. Pringle’s group is first studying sea anemones, which are evolutionary cousins of ...
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Science needs private support, as well

By Steven J. McCormick Washington Post June 29, 2012

Letter to the Editor

In his June 21 op-ed column, “The payoff from funding science research,” Fareed Zakaria made an excellent case for the benefits of government funding of science — it’s good for the economy and innovation.

Mapping the human genome is just one shining example of ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

India commits at least $100 million to TMT construction

June 14, 2012

Working through the State Department, India has committed to spending at least $100 million towards the Thirty Meter Telescope project, becoming the first government to make this commitment.

Read the official State Department announcement here.

Read the web feature from the TMT website here.

Find an artist rendering of ...

Study shows transition to practice programs get nurses employed

Today, the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC) released its Evaluation Report of four San Francisco Bay Area pilot New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Programs (RN Transition Programs). The evaluation, led by the University of San Francisco, found that the programs are making a difference in the ...

Special Projects in Environmental Conservation

Project Finance for Permanence: a big deal for conservation

By Larry Linden, Steve McCormick, Ivan Barkhorn, Roger Ullman, Guillermo Castilleja, Dan Winterson, & Lee Green Stanford Social Innovation Review May 6, 2012

A group of conservationists, former bankers, and management consultants have imported ideas from Wall Street to create a new way to protect large ecosystems—an approach that may work for other large-scale social projects as well.

Read "A Big Deal for Conservation" from the Summer 2012 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Underwater robot being tested in NZ

ONE News May 1, 2012

A Deep Environmental Sample Processor (Deep-ESP), built with partial support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, has been launched in New Zealand, as a collaboration between Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the Center for Ocean Solutions. DEEP-ESPs offer a new way to explore the ocean depths to collect ...

Land Conservation

Bay Area leaders join to support baylands restoration and flood improvement

April 12, 2012

Senator Feinstein and Bay Area leaders--including Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation President Steve McCormick--today announced the formation of a public-private partnership to support critical restoration and flood improvements for the San Francisco Bay region. Please see below for links to more information about the partnership and related media coverage.  

Restoring ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

New e-patient research by doctoral students, faculty at Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis Medical Center February 1, 2012

A team of scholars from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and the University of Maryland School of Nursing published the first article in academic nursing literature about the electronic-savvy patient, or e-patient. 

The article is also the first published by a group of doctoral ...

California Institute of Technology

GBMF grantee delivers talk on wind energy technology research

January 25, 2012

At Caltech's Center for Bio-inspired Engineering, Professor of Aeronautics and Engineering John Dabiri draws inspiration from biological sources such as jelly fish, flocks of birds, and schools of fish.  His work on projects ranging from energy-efficient underwater vehicles and wind power turbines to medical research on blood flow were recently ...