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Florida Center for Environmental Studies

The Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is a state university research center established in 1994, working in the broad field of the management of tropical and subtropical freshwater, estuarine and coastal ecosystems and in related information technology worldwide. At the request of the Florida Department of Transportation, the Center is currently developing a methodology for the assessment and mitigation of sea level rise impacts on Florida's transportation modes and infrastructure.

 

 

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Florida Climate Center

The Florida Climate Center serves to provide climate data, information, and services at the national, regional and state levels, and is affiliated with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, NC and the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) in Columbia, SC. The Center provides climate data, climate information, extreme event information, special analysis, and outreach for citizens, organizations, educational institutions and private businesses in the state of Florida.

 

 

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Florida Climate Institute

The Florida Climate Institute (FCI) is a network of universities aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research to better understanding the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on the economy, ecosystems, and the built environment. FCI has 8 member universities including: Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida, the University of Miami, and the University of South Florida.

 

 

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Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice

The Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) facilitates the active involvement of all Federal agencies to implement Executive Order 12898, “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. ” The order states that "Federal agencies must identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.

 

 

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Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is one of 11 operating administrations within the U. S. Department of Transportation with over 500 employees located in Washington, DC and 10 regional offices across the nation. The FTA works with public transportation providers and other key stakeholders to implement strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. In addition to FTA’s grant programs, FTA’s technical assistance is another key part of the agency’s efforts to respond to climate change.

 

 

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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.