AGU Releases List of Projects Going to Ruin During Shutdown
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) reports that the current U.S. government shutdown is negatively affecting Earth and space science research. Today, AGU released a list of projects affected by the lack of funding, transportation and manpower, and the union invited reporting on problems with immediate loss of real-time data and damage to immersed equipment due to lack of servicing.
Projects under threat range from predicting winter road hazards and storm modeling to oceanographic and atmospheric sciences. Affected organizations include the U.S. Navy, NOAA, NASA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and people such as scientists involved in research on geological time scales, as well as students halted in the middle of processing their dissertation research.
AGU says it will continue to update this list as more information is gathered. View the list here.