About Western Tri-State Consortium
EPSCoR have joined programs forming a consortium of EPSCoR states with similar research agendas related to climate change and water resources. The consortium model significantly increases opportunities for scientific collaboration and enhances each state's ability to secure competitive funding and tackle complex climate change research agendas.
Program Directors, scientists and educators from the three states met in New Mexico, November, 2008 and Idaho, December, 2009, to create a coordinated cyberinfrastructure research and development plan that serves both as a platform for future climate change research collaborations and the foundation for the recently submitted tri-state EPSCoR Track 2 Cyberinfrastructure proposal. The figure to the right summarizes the Consortium’s state-specific EPSCoR RII cyberinfrastructure and human capacity investments, long term Consortium-based research goals, and Track 1 climate change research foci.