May 12, 2015
Dear Dr. Barlow and team, Thank you very much for submitting this proposal. It would be very useful to see how climate change and drought together to look into ecological variability. While the scientific process is well described in your proposal, it would be great to see how the research results will be shared or used in a way that benefits the native population in the area. Can you outline some project benefits in the 1-2 year time frame as you start the research? Is there any way you can apply research results to benefit local farmers as you progress scientifically?
May 13, 2015
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May 13, 2015
Shree, Thank you very much for reading the proposal! I wonder if I might ask you to expand on your comment a bit? The overall goal of the project is to increase understanding for drought and climate change by Pamiris, objective 2 includes providing seasonal updates and climate change assessments, and the time line includes communicating locally-relevant climate information. Did you feel that those were too vague in terms of benefits or was it not clear that those were aimed at the local population? I'm happy to clarify the proposal, just want to make sure I'm moving in the right direction. Thanks! Matt
May 15, 2015
Edited to (hopefully) clarify benefit to local agricultural activities. -Matt
Jul 28, 2015
Hi Matt, Just to let you know, proposals are blocked for any edits until the end of the voting period (August 3 - September 12). Apologies for the delay in my reply, I've been out of the country for some time. Thanks, Natasha