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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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University of Oregon Institute for a Sustainable Environment

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment, based at the University of Oregon, is an interdisciplinary research center focused on ecological, economic, and social sustainability. The Institute produces information to help resolve complex problems and enable people to sustain the economies and environmental systems that support their communities.

 

 

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University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center

The Coastal Resources Center at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island is dedicated to advancing coastal management worldwide. In addition to assisting in the development and implementation of coastal management programs in Rhode Island and the United States, the Center is active in countries throughout the world promoting the sustainable use of coastal resources for the benefit of all. Implementing coastal management projects in the field, building capacity through education and training, and sharing lessons learned and information throughout the coastal community are the foundation of the Coastal Resources Center's work.

 

 

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University of Southern California Sea Grant

University of Southern California Sea Grant (USC Sea Grant) supports projects addressing the issues and opportunities of Los Angeles and other metropolitan areas near, using, and benefiting from the sea. USC Sea Grant funds research on the critical issues associated with the influence of massive cities on the sea, promotes connections between scientists and the policy-makers who must craft solutions, and broadly distributes information to the electorate through public education outreach efforts.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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USACE Responses to Climate Change Program

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) climate and global change adaptation goal is to develop practical, nationally consistent and regionally tailored, legally justifiable and cost-effective adaptation measures, both structural and nonstructural, that will reduce vulnerabilities and improve resilience to these challenges (USACE Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Report 2011- see separate entry). The entire portfolio of USACE Civil Works water resources infrastructure and programs, existing and proposed, may be affected by climate change and require some form of adaptation.