Dennis Dye of Ecosystem Research Program receives
Takeda Techno-Entrepreneurship Award

Dennis Dye, Group Leader of the Ecosystem Geographical Distribution Model Group, Ecosystem Change Research Program, Frontier Research System for Global Change (FRSGC), was selected to receive a Takeda Techno-Entrepreneurship Award for 2002.

Dennis Dye receives Takeda Techno-Entrepreneurship Award from Dr. Ikuo Takeda,
Founder and Chairman of the Takeda Foundation.

The Takeda Foundation presents the awards annually to individuals or groups whose research proposals show the greatest promise of contribution to human well-being. Three application fields are covered by the awards: Information and Electronics, Life Sciences, and World Environment.

Dye's award is in the World Environment field, under the category of "Novel Applications of Remote Sensing Technology to Environmental Well-being". His research project is designed to develop an improved satellite-based methodology to account for the solar radiation available for photosynthesis by global vegetation.

The results are expected to contribute toward improving the accuracy of models of the global terrestrial carbon cycle. The award includes a grant of 3.5 million yen to support the research.

Details of Dye's award are available at the Takeda Foundation website:

Dennis Dye displaying the 2002 Takeda Techno-Entrepreneurship Award plaque.