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Marine Conservation Initiative

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces new grants for sustainable fisheries

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the first round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. The 18 new projects will engage fishermen around the country in the design and implementation of effective catch-share ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Blood poisoning deaths sharply cut at hospitals

By Victoria Colliver San Francisco Chronicle April 21, 2011

Through funding to the UCSF Center for the Health Professions, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supported the creation and development of the Integrated Nurse Leadership Program (INLP), a forum for frontline caregivers that works to improve patient safety by fostering nurses’ leadership and change management skills.  In "Sepsis: Bay ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces James C. Gaither as Board of Trustees member

March 2, 2011

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (www.moore.org) today announced the appointment of James C. Gaither, a renowned business leader in Silicon Valley, to its Board of Trustees.  

“Jim brings a great combination of entrepreneurial and legal expertise from a distinguished career in Silicon Valley, and has a ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

MMI-supported microscopy research profiled in Nature

Nature December 15, 2010

In August, Dr. Francesca Malfatti was awarded the International Recognition of Professional Excellence (IRPE) prize from the International Ecology Institute. Now, in a recent issue of Nature, she talks about her research and the scientific implications of the surprising relationship she uncovered between cyanobacteria (primary producers) and the heterotrophic bacteria ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Ocean crust rich with microbial life

Sea Web December 14, 2010

Scientists have found an unexpectedly abundant amount of bacterial life more than 4,600 feet (1,400 meters) below the seabed, a discovery that has ramifications for the search for life on Mars and strategies for adapting to climate change on Earth.

Writing in the open-access, online journal PLoS One, Olivia Mason ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Sequencing project aims to uncover new knowledge about ocean microeukaryotes

November 9, 2010

The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s (GBMF) Marine Microbiology Initiative (MMI) today announced a new research program to sequence the transcriptomes of approximately 750 marine microbial eukaryotes. Whereas previous community resource sequencing efforts supported by MMI have focused on marine bacteria and ...

Special Projects in Science

WHOI receives grant for oceanography imaging informatics

In a significant step toward a new era in the collection and understanding of ocean science data, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has received a grant of more than $2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for work in imaging informatics in oceanography.

The WHOI study—to be ...

LEED® Platinum certification awarded for workplace

October 20, 2010

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation workplace has been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification—the highest level attainable—as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The Foundation’s workplace, designed by Hawley Peterson Snyder and ...

Administration

Chris McCrum named chief administrative officer at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

October 4, 2010

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today the appointment of Chris McCrum in the newly created role of chief administrative officer.

In this role, McCrum will have responsibility for leading administrative operations to support the Foundation’s strategic goals and its staff, grantees, and other external partners. These include grants ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Ocean circulation model yields new discovery

By Thomas S. Weber and Curtis Deutsch Nature September 29, 2010

The September 29th issue of Nature highlights research by Thomas Weber and Curtis Deutsch. Using an ocean circulation model and measured concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus in the water column, the researchers showed that the molecular ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus is determined by both ocean circulation and regional differences ...