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Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition

The Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition is a group of organizations working together to conserve, protect and restore Florida's coastal and marine environment. The Coalition emphasizes the implementation of an ecosystem-based approach to coastal and ocean management, as well as recognition of the important linkage between the health of Florida's economy and the health of its beaches and dunes, coral reefs, mangroves, sea grasses, wetlands and other natural resources. The Coalition calls on Florida's Governor, State Agencies, Cabinet, and Legislature for action and leadership to achieve the goal of healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems.

 

 

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Florida Energy and Climate Commission

In 2008, the Florida Legislature passed HB 7135, the 2008 Energy and Economic Development Legislative, creating the Florida Energy & Climate Commission within the Executive Office of the Governor to centralize state energy and climate change programs and policy development. The Commission held a variety of responsibilities, including administering financial incentive programs, of which grants to local governments are contingent on the consideration of climate change impacts. The Commission was also was responsible for overseeing implementation of both mitigation and adaptation recommendations from the state’s Climate Action Plan.

 

 

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Florida Reef Resilience Program

The Florida Reef Resilience Program is a public and private partnership which brings scientists, reef managers and the people whose livelihoods and recreational pursuits depend upon healthy coral reefs together to achieve a common goal. The program is designed to improve the collective understanding of coral reef resilience by exploring the biological and environmental aspects of reef health, developing strategies to improve the health of Florida's reefs, and enhancing the sustainability of reef-dependent commercial enterprises and recreational activities.

 

 

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Florida Sea Grant

Florida Sea Grant research invests in sustaining coastal economies and environments. With stakeholder-driven strategic planning and implementation processes, research focuses on issues of practical importance to Floridians. A state-wide network of extension specialists link objective science outputs with 'in the water' solutions. Florida Sea Grant strategically focuses on aquaculture, biotechnology, coastal hazards, coastal management & policy, ecosystem health, fisheries, and seafood safety with two broad program areas of graduate education and marine education.

 

 

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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)

The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) develops and uses mathematical models and computer simulations to improve understanding and prediction of the behavior of the atmosphere, the oceans, and climate. Since 1955 the GFDL has influenced the world's research on the modeling of global climate change and has played a significant role in the World Meteorological Organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessments, and the U. S. Climate Change Science Program. GFDL scientists focus on model-building relevant for society, such as hurricane research, prediction, and seasonal forecasting, and understanding global and regional climate change.

 

 

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Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities works to inspire, strengthen, and expand funding and philanthropic leadership that yield environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, and economically prosperous regions and communities. Areas of focus include community development, environment & health, finance, equity & participation, and transportation & climate. Funders engage with the Network by accessing resources and participating in working groups and events.

 

 

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Georgia Sea Grant

Georgia Sea Grant combines research, education, and outreach projects that promote the economic, cultural and and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and encourages citizens throughout the state to become good stewards of coastal and watershed resources.  Over half of Georgia Sea Grant's funds go directly into scientific research on Georgia's coastal resources. Specific thematic areas include water quality, coastal ecosystem health, and fisheries technology.

 

 

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Georgia State Climatology Office

The Georgia State Climatology Office is housed in the University of Georgia, within the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department (BAE). The purpose of the State Climatology Office is to provide climate information to all interested users of historic or long-term weather data, to monitor current climate conditions around the state, and to conduct research into topics related to Georgia's weather and climate. The Office provides outreach and service to private citizens, the media, educators, scientists, businesses, and government agencies throughout the state.

 

 

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Geos Institute

The Geos Institute is a nonprofit, science-based organization dedicated to helping both human and natural communities predict and prepare for a changing climate. The Institute applies the best available science to natural resource conservation issues through its scientific publications and its ability to link respected scientists to decision makers. Consulting services and planning tools are available to communities for climate risk assessments, adaptation and resiliency solutions. 

 

 

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Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP)

The Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) is a climate change and adaptation consultancy that provides climate-related services to government and commercial clients. The GCAP partnership model focuses on providing three separate but integrated services: Knowledge Management Service, Adaptation Training, and Consultancy on Climate Projects.