To fund his 24th expedition, Box, a climatologist at the Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland in Copenhagen, is trying something new.Crowdfunding.
Box, who had worked at Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar Research Center, hopes to raise $150,000 on the Internet.
It’s the same method that entrepreneurs, independent moviemakers and others use to raise money for projects.
The idea is that anyone can invest a little or a lot and become a stakeholder in the work.As spending cuts make government research grants harder to come by, crowdfunding websites are increasingly hosting pitches to advance the cause of science.
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