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Organizations Working on Ecosystems

Organizations that work on adaptation in the biodiversity and ecosystems sectors are listed below.

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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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Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center

The Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center is one of eight regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) under the Department of the Interior (DOI) managed by the U. S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Climate Adaptation Science Center. The mission of the Centers and National CASC is to "deliver science to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people adapt to a changing climate. " CASCs provide the tools that managers need to develop and execute management strategies that address the impacts of climate change on natural and cultural resources.

 

 

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Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC)

The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) is a self-directed, non-regulatory conservation alliance whose purpose is to assist those who manage native species, island ecosystems and key cultural resources in adapting their management to climate change for the continuing benefit of the people of the Pacific Islands. Their mission is to: "Improve the ability of native island species and ecosystems to accommodate future climate change and related perturbations, and support the long-term protection of key cultural resources by providing useful projections of climate and natural resource change in the Pacific Islands, innovative management options, and a membership that supports coordinated action among institutional and community stakeholders.

 

 

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Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) - RISA

The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), formerly the Pacific Northwest Climate Decision Support Consortium (CDSC), provides information and tools to support decision making about landscape and watershed management in the region in a changing climate. It is a member of NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, which supports climate research for decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level, representing Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

 

 

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Point Blue Conservation Science (PRBO)

Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory or PRBO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965 as Point Reyes Bird Observatory. Point Blue is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach. They research bird ecology, creates management tools, lead field science training programs, and develop and deliver bird science education programs to advance biodiversity conservation.

 

 

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Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. They inform public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. PPIC has published a series of reports to address climate change in the state and for specific sectors, such as coastal, ecosystems, and public health, which have broader geographic applicability. .

 

 

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Puerto Rico Sea Grant

The University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program (UPR Sea Grant) is an educational program dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean and coastal resources of Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean area. Their mission is twofold: 1) To conduct scientific research of excellence in the thematic areas of: water quality, fisheries and mariculture, coastal community economic development, and coastal hazards and safety; and 2) To apply scientific knowledge to a variety of marine and coastal problems and issues that the Puerto Rico community of users face everyday.

 

 

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Resources for the Future (RFF)

RFF's domestic adaptation program is focused on policy research, with the goal of developing effective federal, state, and local policy options aimed at adapting to the likely impacts of climate change.

 

 

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Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council

In 1971, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation that created the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). The CRMC is a management agency with regulatory functions. Its primary responsibility is for the preservation, protection, development and where possible the restoration of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership. The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a coalition of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary.

 

 

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Rhode Island Sea Grant

Rhode Island Sea Grant is located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and funds research at other institutions throughout the state. It is also home to one of only four Sea Grant Legal Programs in the country, and the only one in the Northeast, located at Roger Williams University School of Law.    Rhode Island Sea Grant funds research that addresses coastal ecosystem and fisheries issues. Research goals include: characterizing and quantifying dynamics of change in coastal ecosystems; improving understanding of effects of contaminants on coastal ecosystems; developing techniques and indicators to characterize the sources, pathways, and effects of nutrients, toxins, and biocontaminants; exploring links between ecosystem-based management and fisheries management; determining industry and consumer seafood priorities; and increasing knowledge of biology and ecology of valuable species.