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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Climate Change Center and Environmental Forecasting

In May 1999, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the formation of its Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting (CCCEF) to address issues associated with climate change and variability. The Center has become the focal point within USDOT for information and technical expertise on transportation and climate change, working with its component organizations to coordinate related research, policies, and actions. The Center promotes comprehensive multi-modal approaches to reduce GHG emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change on the transportation system, while advancing USDOT's core goals of safety, mobility, environmental stewardship, and security.

 

 

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U.S. EPA Climate Ready Estuaries

The Climate Ready Estuaries Program, of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, works to help coastal managers protect estuaries from the effects of climate change. Climate Ready Estuaries provides a variety of information on developing coastal adaptation plans for coastal managers both within the National Estuary Programs and elsewhere. These resources relate to vulnerability assessments, developing and implementing adaptation strategies, engaging and educating stakeholders, and sharing past experience with coastal managers.

 

 

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U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information, Subcommittee on Ground Water

From the U. S. Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information, the Subcommittee on Ground Water is comprised of representatives from federal, state, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors. The goal of the Subcommittee is to develop and encourage implementation of a nationwide long-term ground water quantity and quality monitoring framework that would provide information necessary for the planning, management, and development of ground water supplies to meet current and future water needs, and ecosystem requirements.

 

 

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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), representing more than 15,000 landscape architects across the United States, advocates and educates on a range of climate-related topics, such as sustainable urban design and community-building, stormwater management and green infrastructure, and walkable transportation. .

 

 

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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Founded in 1960, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is a nonprofit consortium of North American member universities, each of which grants doctoral degrees in the atmospheric and related sciences, plus an increasing number of international affiliates offering comparable degrees, and North American academic affiliates offering pre-doctoral degrees. UCAR serves as a hub for research, education, and public outreach for the atmospheric and Earth system science community. 

 

 

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University of Maine Climate Change Institute

The Climate Change Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit organized to conduct research and graduate education focused on variability of Earth's climate, ecosystems, and other environmental systems, and on the interaction between humans and the natural world.

 

 

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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

The primary mission of University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is to carry out environmental research, train graduate students, and advise the State of Maryland on environmental matters. Within the Center’s broad portfolio of research, faculty members carry out cutting-edge research on the environmental consequences of climate change, options for mitigating climate change, and possible approaches for adapting to the consequences of climate change.

 

 

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University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER)

The Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER) was established in 2006 by the University of Maryland, College Park, as a University-wide Research Center at the School of Public Policy. Researchers and students at CIER are developing strategies and tools to guide policy and investment decisions, particularly to help mitigate climate impacts, adapt to climate change and support sustainability. The Center supports multidisciplinary environmental research and collaboration on local, regional, national and international scales, with a broad network of researchers from the University and other leading organizations.

 

 

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Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup (New Hampshire and Vermont)

The Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup (UVAW) is a bi-state, multi-stakeholder working group of leaders and partner organizations. Focusing on building climate resilient communities in the Upper Valley Region of Vermont and New Hampshire, the Workgroup has met regularly since December of 2011. 

 

 

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Urban Green Council

Urban Green Council is the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The mission of the USGBC is to lead the advancement of sustainability in the urban built environment, and serve as a model for other cities through education, advocacy, collaboration and research.