By KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
OCT. 17, 2016
The New York Times
LONDON — When Adam Durant started his company analyzing climate-related threats to aircraft, he and his team of researchers symbolized the possibilities offered by the European Union.
Soon after graduating from college, Mr. Durant received a prestigious European Union grant to study atmospheric chemistry and conduct climate-related research. When he started his business, he hired staff members from Belgium and France without having to sponsor their visas.
But since Britain voted in June to leave the bloc, Mr. Durant has become the archetype of something very different: a nervous entrepreneur, unsure about future funding and even considering leaving the country.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
NASA prepares to launch satellite that will continue historic record of global change.
06 February 2013
When Landsat 5 fell silent on 6 January, scientists across the globe mourned its passing but gave thanks for its fortitude. The satellite had lasted a record-breaking 28 years, snapping images of the changing planet from melting glaciers to burning rainforests, while its successors faltered. Landsat 6 failed during launch and Landsat 7, at 13 years old, is partially blind and has limited fuel. With the passing of Landsat 5, the future of the world’s longest-running — and perhaps most influential — set of data on global change rests with Landsat 8, which is scheduled to launch next week from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Financial woes spur controversial reforms of the country's research system.
11 January 2012
… Just a handful of
universities and research institutions are internationally competitive… Greece
… The rectors of
24 public universities, for their part, seem appalled by the law… Greece
… It is shocking that academic leaders would show no respect for a law…
have a dedicated research funding agency… Greece