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Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is a partnership of the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, with the goal of significantly increasing regional collaboration to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. The Alliance has identified six priority issues including water quality, habitat conservation and restoration, ecosystem integration and assessment, nutrients and nutrient impacts, coastal community resilience, and environmental education.

 

 

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Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant

Founded on the Land Grant concept, Sea Grant programs are university-based institutions utilizing research, outreach and education to foster understanding, wise use and stewardship of coastal and marine resources. The Region comprises Sea Grant Programs in the five states bordering The Gulf of Mexico including Florida, Lousiana, Mississippi-Alabama, and Texas.  

 

 

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Hawaii Conservation Alliance

The mission of the Hawai'i Conservation Alliance (HCA) is to provide unified leadership and advocacy on conservation issues critical to Hawai'i. Their purpose is to work together to continue a legacy of stewardship and to achieve the goal of promoting the preservation of native terrestrial and marine ecosystems, increasing the diversity of native species, and ensuring that the unique biodiversity of the islands is maintained into the future.

 

 

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Hawaii State Climate Office

The Hawaii State Climate Office (HSCO) was established in 2000, and is located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Department of Meteorology.  The HSCO provides monthly data summaries of the monthly weather report, precipitation, temperature, heating/cooling degree days, the number of days above 80/90 degrees F, and summaries for the four main cities in Hawaii.  Specific historical data can also be requested from the website.  

 

 

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Illinois State Climatologist Office

The Illinois state climatologist promotes the use of climate information in areas crucial for the economic and environmental benefit of Illinois by disseminating climate information, monitoring climate events, conducting applied research, making presentations to community organizations, and talking to individuals and the media. The Illinois state climatologist has extensive records of climate data for the state, including daily temperature, precipitation, and snowfall data for nearly 400 sites, of which 200 are currently active.

 

 

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Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) provides research, education and outreach to coastal communities to help secure healthy coastal environments and economies. IISG brings together scientists, educators, policy makers, community decision makers, outreach specialists, business leaders, and the general public to focus on coastal issues in the southern Lake Michigan region - 104 miles of heavily urbanized and industrialized shoreline in Illinois and Indiana. IISG's  program addresses critical issues including aquaculture, aquatic invasive species, climate change, coastal restoration, fish consumption, great lakes health, land use planning, pharmaceuticals, water quality, and water supply.

 

 

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Immediate Action Workgroup (IAWG)

Alaska's Immediate Action Workgroup (IAWG) of the Governor's Executive Sub-Cabinet on Climate Change was formed in 2007 to prioritize and make annual recommendations to address current threats, such as coastal erosion, thawing permafrost, flooding, and fires, to a sub-set of the State's communities. IAWG deals with the early assessment and development of an action plan addressing climate change impacts on coastal and other vulnerable communities in Alaska. .

 

 

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Indiana State Climate Office

The Indiana State Climate Office (Iclimate) is the state archive of official daily and hourly weather observations recorded throughout Indiana from both manual and automated networks. Older observations are being converted to an online database as part of an ongoing national effort.   Iclimate not only assists in providing climate observations and summaries but also interprets and applies this data to solve climate related problems at hand. Primary users of Climate data belong to sectors such as agriculture, attorneys, construction, environmental monitoring, forensics, government insurance, news media, research, education and utilities.

 

 

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Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (East Carolina University)

The Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (ICSP) works to understand North Carolina coastal systems so that the problems and opportunities associated with them can be addressed. Research in the Institute concentrates on four main areas and their interrelationships including coastal ecology, coastal geoscience, social science, and public policy.   One objective of the Institute is to develop methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives that advance the understanding of the coastal environment and human systems, drawing on emerging technologies and conceptual tools such as systems and network theory, geographic information sciences, and computer-based modeling.

 

 

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International Arctic Science Committee

The International Arctic Science Committee is a non-governmental organization in Germany that aims to encourage, facilitate and promote cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region. Overall, IASC promotes and supports leading-edge multi-disciplinary research in order to foster a greater scientific understanding of the Arctic region and its role in the Earth system.