The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) brings together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems. They convene science teams to work on broad issues of national and international relevance, such as water resources management, land management, agriculture, species protection, among other areas of study.
SESYNC provides a home for people with diverse skills, data, knowledge and perspectives. They provide support for teams of researchers from academia, government, NGOs, and the business sector to accelerate collaboration leading to scientific discovery. To overcome the myriad challenges involved in addressing interdisciplinary questions, they serve the community by providing computational support, team process facilitation, education, logistics and travel, and research communications.
By supporting interdisciplinary science teams and researchers with diverse skills, data, and perspectives, SESYNC seeks to lead in-depth research and scholarship that will inform decisions and accelerate scientific discovery. SESYNC is funded by an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation.
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