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Climate Change in the Pacific Islands

This website from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides a synthesis of climate science in the Pacific Region, including separate pages for the Pacific Northwest and for the Pacific Islands.

Related Organizations: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

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Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program

EPA's Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program provides technical support and financial resources to states to increase water and energy efficiency in water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy

The Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (“ICAP”) facilitates a sustainable, climate-conscious future for Hawai‘i, the Pacific, and global island communities - producing innovative, interdisciplinary research and real-world solutions for island decision-makers in the public and private sectors. As a focal point for University of Hawai‘i climate expertise, ICAP serves as a two-way conduit between the university and island communities to catalyze climate change adaptation and resiliency.

 

 

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Department of the Interior (DOI): Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)

The Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PILCC) is one of 21 LCCs established by Secretarial Order No. 3289, which focus on on-the-ground strategic conservation efforts at the landscape level. LCCs are management-science partnerships that inform integrated resource-management actions addressing climate change and other stressors within and across landscapes.

 

 

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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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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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Southwest Fisheries Science Center - NOAA Fisheries Service

The Southwest Fisheries Science Center is the research arm of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service in the Southwest Region. Center scientists conduct biological, economic, and oceanographic research on marine resources throughout the Pacific Ocean and in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica, to ensure that these populations remain healthy and at sustainable levels. Responsibilities include maintaining healthy fish stocks for commercial, recreational and subsistence fishing; conserving and recovering populations of protected species; sustaining ecosystem services; and coordinating with domestic and international organizations to implement and monitor fishery agreements and treaties.

 

 

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USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center

The USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center aggregates water-resource information for the State of Hawaii, the U. S. Territories of Guam and American Samoa, the U. S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The center provides current real time data on streamflow, ground water, water quality, rainfall, and lakes and reservoirs. The center also has numerous publications on a wide range of hydrological topics.

 

 

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Hawaii Sea Grant

The University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant), founded in 1968, promotes better understanding, conservation, and use of coastal resources. UH Sea Grant works in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify Hawaiʻi’s critical resource management issues and guide scientific research to address these challenges.