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Blue Revolution

Invest in the $50 billion worldwide mariculture industry – the deliberate farming of ocean species that provides half the world’s edible seafood consumed each year – promises developing nations with vast coastlines the opportunity to participate in a new "Blue Revolution" to offset its reliance on agriculture. This can be equated to the earlier “Green Revolution” between 1965 and 1970 during which wheat yields nearly ...more »

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Campaign: Biodiversity, Conservation, Climate Change, & Water

Develop a good Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) Methodology.

Grand challenge: Develop a good Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) Methodology. CRA provides a systematic way of looking at environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels, and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk ...more »

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Campaign: Biodiversity, Conservation, Climate Change, & Water

Low Emissions Development in Emerging Economies

The IEA estimates that about 97% of future emissions growth will come from the developing world, especially from emerging economies such as China and India. How can STI bring to bear low emissions energy solutions?

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Geospatial Mapping of Foodsheds and More

For emerging urban centers in developing countries to achieve a safe, secure and sustainable food supply in 2030 under conditions of climate change, they will increasingly rely on their own higher education systems in agriculture and related sciences to "scale-out" global scientific discovery and invention to adapt and adopt agricultural innovations appropriate for their foodsheds, watersheds and energysheds. Cornell ...more »

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Campaign: Fragile States, Conflicts, and Disasters

SMS standardization

Develop a worldwide standard for SMS for emergency/natural disastwer use

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Campaign: Fragile States, Conflicts, and Disasters

ITC for disaster response

Are new information technology tools useful for USAID in disaster response? What technologies are available and how can USAID incorporate them into future planning? What were the best practices in Haiti with regards to usage of IT tools?

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Early warning systems

How might we help establish an early-warning system for potential flooding events?

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