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Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Chesapeake and Coastal Program

The Maryland Chesapeake & Coastal Program (CCP), administered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is a partnership among local, regional and state agencies. The CCP also collaborates with many private organizations, such as local land trusts and economic development groups.   This partnership has helped the state to reduce the environmental impacts of coastal development, resolve conflicts between competing coastal uses, and provide assistance to local governments in coastal planning and resource protection.

 

 

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Maryland Sea Grant

Maryland Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the State of Maryland, and is dedicated to protect and restore Maryland's coastal resources. Both on its own and in collaboration with its many partners, Sea Grant proactively addresses the scientific, economic, and social challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay. Research efforts bolster understanding of major commercial species, including the oyster, blue crab, and striped bass, and bring scientists and managers together to design new ecosystem-based fisheries management regimes.

 

 

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Maryland State Climatologist Office

The Maryland State Climatologist Office is a public service entity that has affiliations with the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is the home of the Acting Maryland State Climatologist. The Office provides climate data and related information to the State of Maryland.

 

 

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sea Grant

The MIT Sea Grant College Program is the first institution of higher learning to be appointed a Sea Grant College. The MIT Sea Grant's research programs, dedicated outreach programs, and integrated educational projects are aimed at providing real-world solutions to coastal questions and at helping to create the coastal stewards of tomorrow. The program's innovative marine research includes autonomous underwater vehicles, aquaculture and fisheries, coastal management, underwater communications, and biotechnology.

 

 

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Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM)

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is a part of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). The mission of the CMZ is to balance the impacts of human activity with the protection of coastal and marine resources.

 

 

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Michigan Climate Coalition

The Michigan Climate Coalition (MCC) "seeks to foster synergy through information, communication and action, in order to assist Michigan in responding to climate change."

 

 

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Michigan State Climatologist's Office

The Michigan State Climatologist's Office is a service of the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Geography, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, MSU Extension and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).  Links to current weather conditions, forecasts, weekly and monthly temperature and precipitation maps, and historical summaries are available on the Office website. 

 

 

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Minnesota Sea Grant

The Minnesota Sea Grant, the only Sea Grant program focused entirely on Lake Superior, seeks to maintain and enhance its coastal environment and coastal economy through high-quality research, education, and outreach. This program supports research that will lead to tools and technology for responsible management and policy decisions regarding Lake Superior and inland aquatic economies and resources. Through scientific research and public education programs, the Minnesota Sea Grant conveys the needs of communities, industries, and management agencies to university scientists, and promotes the best and most current science regarding Lake Superior and inland lakes to resource users, managers, and policy-makers.

 

 

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Minnesota State Climatology Office

The Minnesota State Climatology Office (MN SCO) exists to manage, analyze, and disseminate climate information, to develop and implement or improve technical means for such activities and to coordinate the activities of data producers or suppliers to ensure the availability of high quality climate data for the State of Minnesota and its citizens.

 

 

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Mississippi State Climatologist

The Mississippi State Climatologist is located in the Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University. This office provides climate information to the public and conducts research into the influences of climate on environmental processes and human activities in the state and region.