We are saddened to report that Elinor Ostrom, SEAD collaborator and 2009 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Science, died on June 12, 2012 in Bloomington, Indiana. Professor Ostrom, who was a faculty member at Indiana University for more than 40 years, was known internationally for her groundbreaking work on the ways that people organize themselves to manage resources. Most of this research was conducted in collaboration with scholars across disciplines and around the world. Professor Ostrom supported and participated in SEAD because she believed that addressing issues such as declining ocean fisheries and global climate change required a collaborative approach and access to data. Professor Ostrom stated, “We need to have a very data intensive dialogue if we’re going to have policy that will make a difference in the long run.” Elinor's obituary via the New York Times.