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Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) Program

The Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) program brings together scientists and educators to provide teachers with tools and resources on climate change science and impacts so that they are more prepared to teach these complex subjects in the classrooms. The program’s main focus is on providing a support system for middle and high school teachers, but it also engages universities, state departments of education, and educators from natural resource agencies, museums, and aquariums.

 

 

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Maryland Commission on Climate Change

On April 20, 2007, Governor Martin O'Malley signed Executive Order 01. 01. 2007. 07 establishing the Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) charged with collectively developing an action plan to address the causes of climate change, prepare for the likely consequences and impacts of climate change to Maryland, and establish firm benchmarks and timetables for implementing the Commission's recommendations. The Commission included members representing academia, business, industry, environmental groups and many levels of government.

 

 

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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 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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New Hampshire State Climate Office

The New Hampshire State Climate Office (NHSCO) resides within the Department of Geography at the University of New Hampshire. The mission of the NHSCO is to the serve the citizens of New Hampshire by providing access to climatological data and information, conducting climate-related research that is relevant to the needs of the state and its residents, and serving as a focal point for climate education and outreach.

 

 

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New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance

The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance is a network of policymakers, public and private sector practitioners, academics, and NGO and business leaders designed to build climate change preparedness capacity in New Jersey. The Alliance is facilitated by Rutgers University.

 

 

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New Hampshire Sea Grant

The New Hampshire Sea Grant (NH Sea Grant) provides support, leadership and expertise for marine research, education and extension, and promotes the understanding, development, wise use and conservation of our ocean and coastal resources. NH Sea Grant research falls into four general areas: 1) Conservation and sustainable utilization of fisheries resources; 2) Sustainable aquaculture; 3) Coastal ecosystem and public health, and 4) Coastal communities and economics.

 

 

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New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup

The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is a collaboration of 24 organizations working to help communities in New Hampshire’s Seacoast area prepare for the effects of extreme weather events and other effects of long-term climate change.