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Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience

The Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience is an initiative seeking to improve energy infrastructure resilience to effects of climate change. The Department of Energy provides information and technical assistance to power utility partners who agree to assess climate vulnerabilities and pursue resilience strategies. Another element of the Partnership involves power utilities sharing information from climate resilience activities, and the DOE providing national recognition to these activities.

 

 

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Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the Rhode Island Sea Grant have joined forces to form the Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative - linking experts in natural science, behavior science and communications to collectively engage in research and outreach to prepare Rhode Islanders and build resilient communities. This research collaborative project was funded by Rhode Island Sea Grant and the URI Coastal Institute and involves Rhode Island Sea Grant Extension, the URI Coastal Resources Center, the URI Coastal Institute, the URI Cancer Prevention Research Center, and the URI Harrington School of Communications.

 

 

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Rhode Island Sea Grant

Rhode Island Sea Grant is located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and funds research at other institutions throughout the state. It is also home to one of only four Sea Grant Legal Programs in the country, and the only one in the Northeast, located at Roger Williams University School of Law.    Rhode Island Sea Grant funds research that addresses coastal ecosystem and fisheries issues. Research goals include: characterizing and quantifying dynamics of change in coastal ecosystems; improving understanding of effects of contaminants on coastal ecosystems; developing techniques and indicators to characterize the sources, pathways, and effects of nutrients, toxins, and biocontaminants; exploring links between ecosystem-based management and fisheries management; determining industry and consumer seafood priorities; and increasing knowledge of biology and ecology of valuable species.

 

 

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San Francisco Estuary Partnership

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a coalition of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary. The Partnership shares information and resources that result in studies, projects, and programs that improve the Estuary and communicate its value and needs to the public. The Association of Bay Area Governments is the home agency for Partnership staff and finances.

 

 

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San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization promoting "good planning and good government" in the San Francisco Bay Area through research, education and advocacy.

 

 

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Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)

Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP) is a part of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks - a global and national center of arctic expertise. SNAP develops data products, visualizations, and analysis tools to aid the study of interrelated systems, improve decision making, manage resources, and inform policy. SNAP projects address: Ecosystem change; Fire and post-fire processes; Permafrost, hydrology, and water resources; Public safety and infrastructure; Forestry, mining, and resource development; Subsistence and wildlife resources; Sea ice and coastal erosion; and more.

 

 

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Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning (SNAP)

SNAP is a collaborative network of the University of Alaska, state, federal, and local agencies, and NGOs. The primary products of the network are (1) datasets and maps projecting future conditions for selected variables, and (2) rules and models that develop these projections, based on historical conditions and trends.

 

 

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Sky Island Alliance

Sky Island Alliance (SIA) is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The Alliance works with volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity.

 

 

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Social and Environmental Research Institute (SERI)

The Social and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) conducts applied research on a broad range of social and environmental issues, with a focus in three primary categories: public participation and decision making; human dimensions of risk and environment; and vulnerability and environmental change. While much of their historic work applied these research themes to oil spills and nuclear energy, many current projects apply the institute's expertise to climate change and adaptation.

 

 

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Sonoran Institute

The nonprofit Sonoran Institute, founded in 1990, works across the rapidly changing West to conserve and restore natural and cultural assets and to promote better management of growth and change. The Institute's community-based approach emphasizes collaboration, civil dialogue, sound information, local knowledge, practical solutions and big-picture thinking.