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Climate & Space researcher receives Catalyst Grant from Graham Sustainability Institute

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Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome, an assistant research scientist at Climate & Space and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (CIGLR), has been awarded a Catalyst Grant from the Graham Sustainability Institutefor a proposal to improve forecasts for ice on the Great Lakes.

The proposal, Better Communicating Great Lakes Ice Forecasts, selected from ten overall submissions, aims to make ice forecasting more accessible.

“As extreme weather becomes more frequent with climate change, forecasts should be easy for the public to understand and use. This team of U-M and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers will bring together stakeholders to co-develop an ice forecasting tool to better communicate critical information on lake conditions and strengthen key partnerships for the Great Lakes.”

Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome will be Principal Investigator for the project. Co-investigators are Maria Carmen Lemos and Devon Gill from the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS); and Eric Anderson of NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.

“Catalyst Grants enable U-M researchers to develop new and deepen existing partnerships with various stakeholders,” said Graham Director Jennifer Haverkamp. “We’re excited to fund these projects, which will fill knowledge gaps, support decision-making locally and abroad, and spur continued collaborations.”

Read about all of the grants awarded: https://record.umich.edu/articles/graham-sustainability-institute-announces-new-research-grants

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