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North Pacific Fisheries Management Council

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is one of eight regional councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976 (which has been renamed the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act) to oversee management of the nation's fisheries. With jurisdiction over the 900,000 square mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Alaska, the Council has primary responsibility for groundfish management in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI), including cod, pollock, flatfish, mackerel, sablefish, and rockfish species harvested mainly by trawlers, hook and line longliners and pot fishermen.

 

 

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Northwest Fisheries Science Center- NOAA Fisheries Service

NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center studies living marine resources (e. g. , salmon, groundfish, and killer whales) and their habitats in the Northeast Pacific Ocean-primarily off the coasts of Washington and Oregon and in freshwater rivers and streams in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The Center seeks to better understand living marine resources and their ecosystems to assist resource managers in making sound decisions that build sustainable fisheries, recover endangered and threatened species, and sustain healthy ecosystems, and reduce human health risks.

 

 

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Office of the Delaware State Climatologist

The Office of the Delaware State Climatologist (ODSC) is the principal scientific extension service for weather and climate information for the State of Delaware. The Office resides within the Department of Geography and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware. Dr. Daniel J. Leathers serves as the Delaware State Climatologist.

 

 

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Office of the Texas State Climatologist

The Office of the Texas State Climatologist (OSC) is housed in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University. The OSC serves as a clearinghouse for climate information for the state of Texas. The OSC issues regular climate updates and conducts research on climate monitoring and climate prediction in Texas and the southern U.S.

 

 

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Office of the Washington State Climatologist

The Office of the Washington State Climatologist (OWSC) is called by the State of Washington to serve as a credible and expert source of climate and weather information for state and local decision makers and agencies working on drought, flooding, climate change, and other related issues.   The web site provides links to sources of climate data and seasonal forecasts for the state of Washington. Most data on the site are available for free; a charge may apply for additional data or interpretation, or for testimony in a legal case.

 

 

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Ohio Sea Grant

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program funds a broad range of research projects in various areas including aquaculture, aquatic ecology & dead zone, aquatic invasive species and zebra mussels, biotechnology, coastal & open-water engineering, economic impact, education, fish & fisheries, geographic information systems, global change, marine recreation, tourism & boating, natural history, outreach, pollution, social/political/legal, and wetlands.   Research proposals are solicited from every college and university in Ohio.

 

 

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Oregon Global Warming Commission

The Oregon Global Warming Commission was created by the 2007 Legislature through House Bill 3543. In March 2008, the Governor appointed the 11 voting members of the Commission. The Commission's general charge is to recommend ways to coordinate state and local efforts to reduce Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions consistent with Oregon's goals and to recommend efforts to help the state, local governments, businesses and residents prepare for the effects of global warming. The Commission may recommend statutory and administrative changes, policy measures and other actions to be carried out by state and local governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residents.

 

 

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Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon Sea Grant supports an integrated program of research, education and public outreach to help people understand, responsibly use, and conserve ocean and coastal resources. Program activities are conducted in several interdependent and critical topical areas including healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable coastal development, safe and sustainable seafood supply, hazard resilient coastal communities, and marine education. The program is committed to: 1) Improving human health and safety related to ocean and coastal use, 2) Promoting social progress and economic vitality, and 3) Enhancing the sustainability of coastal ecosystems.

 

 

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Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)

OTREC is a national University Transportation Center and a partnership between Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology. OTREC stimulates and conducts research on surface transportation, educates current and future transportation leaders, and encourages the real-world use of research results. OTREC supports innovations in sustainable transportation through advanced technology, integration of land use and transportation, and healthy communities.

 

 

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Pacific Coast Collaborative

On June 30, 2008, the leaders of Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington signed the Pacific Coast Collaborative Agreement, in which the jurisdictions agreed to align their climate policies and put a price on carbon. The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) was established for the Pacific coastal areas in North America to provide a framework for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and the sharing of information on best practices, and a common voice on issues facing coastal and Pacific jurisdictions.