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Press Releases

Marine Microbiology Initiative

UGA scientists discover missing links in the biology of cloud formation over the oceans

By Terry Hastings University of Georgia May 11, 2011

Scientists have known for two decades that sulfur compounds that are produced by bacterioplankton as they consume decaying algae in the ocean cycle through two paths. In one, a sulfur compound dimethylsulfide, or DMS, goes into the atmosphere, where it leads to water droplet formation – the basis of clouds ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

New funding to AACN to engage hospital leaders in nurse-led quality and safety movement

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $386,000 in new funding to engage hospital leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) in the innovative work underway to improve healthcare quality and patient safety. This generous ...

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 ...


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

March 2, 2011

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ( 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

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 ...


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 ...

Plant Science Collaboration with HHMI

Going green: new program provides vital support for plant scientists

Howard Hughes Medical Institute September 29, 2010

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) today announced a new research program that will provide critical support to some of the nation's most innovative plant scientists. The institutions, which are collaborating for the first time, say they will invest a combined total ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Middle Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Institute and AgriMarine receive first closed tank for the Middle Bay Project

AgriMarine September 28, 2010

AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FSH)(FRANKFURT:A2G) (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), a leader in floating closed containment technology and production for sustainable aquaculture, and the Middle Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Institute (MBSAI) are pleased to announce the delivery in B.C. of the first marine based, commercial scale, solid wall, closed containment tank for the ...