Alabama EPSCoR was awarded two cyberinfrastructure grants in 2011. The first is a $1.2M grant to upgrade Alabama cyber network and connectivity infrastructure to enhance Alabama’s research competitiveness in nanotechnology, bioscience, and sensors. The second is a $1.7M grant to coordinate and upgrade Cyberinfrastructure in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi to enable the rapid sharing of data resources and tools to advance new scientific discoveries in geosciences and engineering associated with coastal hazards in the tri-state region.