Friday, February 20, 2004


The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency recently signed a "Memorandum of understanding (PDF, 70KB) on cooperation in research to protect human health and the environment." Here are some excerpts that might be of interest:
    The purpose of this MOU is to expand the research collaboration of both agencies in the conduct of basic and applied research related to: (1) environmental protection, environment and energy technology, sustainable energy use, ecological monitoring, material flows, and environmental and facilities clean-up; (2) high-performance computing and modeling; and (3) emerging scientific opportunities in genomics, nanotechnology, remote sensing, bioinformatics, land restoration, material sciences, molecular profiling, and information technology, as well as other areas providing promising opportunities for future joint efforts by EPA’s and DOE’s research communities.

Another goal:

    Explore the use of new technology sensors, nanotechnology, visualization, etc. to provide better understanding of human health and the environment.


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