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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 Climate Service

The Oregon Climate Service (OCS) is located on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon and is the state repository for weather and climate information. The OCS's mission is to collect, manage, and maintain Oregon weather and climate data; to provide weather and climate information to those within and outside the state of Oregon; to educate the people of Oregon on current and emerging climate issues; and to perform independent research related to weather and climate issues.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Pacific Institute

The Pacific Institute works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. They conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity - in California, nationally, and internationally.   The Institute aims to find real-world solutions to problems like water shortages, habitat destruction, global warming, and environmental injustice. Based in Oakland, California, they conduct research, publish reports, recommend solutions, and work with decision makers, advocacy groups, and the public to change policy.

 

 

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Pacific RISA, Climate Adaptation Partnership for the Pacific (CAPP)

The Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (Pacific RISA) program, aka Climate Adaptation Partnership for the Pacific (CAPP), supports Pacific island and coastal communities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change. CAPP is striving to enhance Pacific communities' abilities to understand, plan for, and respond to changing climate conditions. This RISA emphasizes the engagement of communities, governments, and businesses in developing effective policies to build resilience in key sectors such as water resource management, coastal and marine resources, fisheries, agriculture, tourism, disaster management and public health.

 

 

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Pennsylvania Sea Grant

Focused on the Lake Erie and Delaware River watersheds, Pennsylvania Sea Grant promotes the ecological and economic sustainability of Pennsylvania's coastal resources through research and outreach, and facilitates public understanding of environmental resources and issues impacting the states's coastal communities and ecosystems. The program enhances teacher and student environmental literacy and understanding of  coastal ecosystems while also promoting science-based management by expanding statewide applied research projects.