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Projects and Programs

RIEEE is a dedicated grant-seeking and research administration unit.  Explore our current portfolio of grants and contracts below.

Measuring the Socioeconomic Benefit of Hurricane-related Data from the Joint Polar Satellite System
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) via NCSU North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS)

CERPA will work with the CISESS project team to develop approaches for an economic analysis in the select value chain sectors and decision contexts. CERPA will collaborate to determine benefit…

Peru mountains
National Geographic Society (NGS)

To advance our scientific comprehension of spatiotemporal precipitation patterns in the region, the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco (UNSAAC), in collaboration with National Geographic Explorers Dr. Baker…

STEPs4GROWTH meeting
DOC U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) via North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT)

STEPs4GROWTH is funded by the Department of Commerce’s Good Jobs Challenge, with a $23.7 million investment over four years. Led by the Center for Energy Research & Technology at NC…

Demonstrating the Capabilities of Topobathymetric LiDAR Mapping in Support of DOT Project Planning and Implementation
NC Department of Transportation via UNC-Wilmington

This project focuses on leveraging Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to efficiently monitor soil erosion and bathymetric changes resulting from dam removal. The recently removed Ward’s Mill Dam on the Watauga…

Social and economic impact of forest carbon markets in Eastern US
U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc. via Pennsylvania State University (PENN STATE)

This project is a component of a larger study that will assess the social and economic impact of forest carbon markets and climate change policy on diverse categories of landowners. …

Accelerating Outdoors: Outdoor Recreation Powering Economic Recovery & Growth Across Western North Carolina
Appalachian Regional Commission via Mountain BizWorks

The scope of work for Accelerating Outdoors: Outdoor Recreation Powering Economic Recovery & Growth Across Western North Carolina grant primarily focuses on establishing and implementing an outdoor investment framework that…

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

This project aims to advance bioenergy technologies through the integration of biomass heating systems and biochar combined with anaerobic digestion (BCAD). Objectives include transferring technology to regional farms, evaluating crop…

A Causal Analysis of the Complex Mental Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis in Young People
HHS NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

New research recognizes the role that environmental factors sensitive to climate change and variability (e.g., increasing temperatures, heat waves) may play in the complex pathway linking environmental exposures and negative…

Agroforestry For Climate Risk Management: Effectiveness of Windbreaks In Reducing Crop Loss In Midwest, USA
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) via University of Missouri at Columbia

The primary goal of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of windbreaks in reducing wind-related crop loss at a regional level. Using data from remote sensing, crop insurance, and…

Insufficient Sleep and Dietary Choices
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Millions of adults worldwide face the challenges of not getting enough sleep and making unhealthy food choices. In the U.S., over one-third of adults experience both insufficient sleep and obesity.…

Convergence Research Workshop
National Science Foundation (NSF) via North Carolina State University (NCSU)

This project addresses the critical need for integrative work in research, emphasizing the convergence of diverse perspectives to co-create knowledge for solving complex challenges. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Science…