Faculty awarded BETHA funding

Oct. 12, 2020
With funding from the BETHA grant competition a team of scientists will evaluate perceptions and use of technological solutions for mitigating arctic wildfire risk. 

Assistant professors Matt Davies and Matt Hamilton in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, along with Bryan Mark (Geography, Ohio State), Jessica McCarty (Miami University) and Katrine Raundrup (Greenland Institute of Natural Resources) received funding through the annual Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) grant competition for “Can Novel Technologies Promote Social and Ecological Resilience to Novel Disturbances in a Changing Arctic Climate?” 

Employing an interdisciplinary team, the project seeks to work with local stakeholders in Greenland, where wildfire has been historically rare, but is becoming more commonplace to evaluate perceptions and use of technological solutions for mitigating arctic wildfire risk.  The BETHA Endowment supports programs that examine the impact of science and technology on people and society.  To learn more about this funding opportunity visit https://research.osu.edu/betha-2021-call-for-proposals-2/