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UNH's Space Institute DirectorTestifies on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Berrien Moore III, director of the University of New Hampshire's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS), testifies tomorrow before a House subcommittee evaluating a national energy policy.

The House Interior Appropriations Committee will discuss the national energy strategy and its funding implications. The hearing is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.

Moore recently was named chairperson of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme's (IGBP) Scientific Committee. The IGBP is considered one of the world's most prominent international global environmental research bodies.

Director of EOS since 1987, Moore's computer modeling of the global carbon cycle, in particular, what controls the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, has received worldwide attention. He has authored more than 100 papers on mathematics, biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, remote sensing and science policy.

In 1992, he was presented with NASA's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Public Service Medal for outstanding service to the agency.

Last fall, EOS hosted one of 16 regional climate change impacts workshops held across the United States. The New England Regional Climate Change Impacts Workshop included representatives from the six New England states and upstate New York, and was part of a federal initiative to define the nation's research agenda in the area of climate change. Its purpose was to engage a broad representation of regional stakeholders in a dialogue with scientists researching climate change.

Contact: Carmelle Druchniak, 603-862-1462