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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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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sea Grant

The MIT Sea Grant College Program is the first institution of higher learning to be appointed a Sea Grant College. The MIT Sea Grant's research programs, dedicated outreach programs, and integrated educational projects are aimed at providing real-world solutions to coastal questions and at helping to create the coastal stewards of tomorrow. The program's innovative marine research includes autonomous underwater vehicles, aquaculture and fisheries, coastal management, underwater communications, and biotechnology.




Maryland Sea Grant

Maryland Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the State of Maryland, and is dedicated to protect and restore Maryland's coastal resources. Both on its own and in collaboration with its many partners, Sea Grant proactively addresses the scientific, economic, and social challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay. Research efforts bolster understanding of major commercial species, including the oyster, blue crab, and striped bass, and bring scientists and managers together to design new ecosystem-based fisheries management regimes.




Manomet Center For Conservation Sciences

A non-profit environmental research organization, Manomet is dedicated to conserving natural resources for both humans and wildlife. For 40 years, Manomet has worked "to build a sustainable world based on healthy natural systems that support human and wildlife populations."  They are a leader in the non-advocacy use of science for problem-solving, and have a long history of working collaboratively with entities that have the capacity to leverage change.




Maine Sea Grant

Maine Sea Grant is based at the University of Maine and sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the State of Maine.   In partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, members of the Marine Extension Team work on issues of concern to Maine's coastal communities. The Maine Sea Grant's areas of focus are healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable coastal development, safe and sustainable seafood supply, and hazard resiliency in coastal communities.




Louisiana Sea Grant

Since its establishment in 1968, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) has worked to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal resources through a combination of research, education and outreach programs critical to the cultural, economic and environmental health of Louisiana’s coastal zone. LSG’s strategic initiatives address four issues identified as especially pertinent to state, regional and national needs: healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable coastal development, safe and sustainable seafood and hazard resilience in coastal communities.




Louisiana Governor's Office of Coastal Activities

The Louisiana Governor's Office of Coastal Activities provides leadership and support to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). This office also directs and coordinates the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs which encourage multiple uses of the coastal zone and achieve a proper balance between development and conservation, restoration, creation, and nourishment of coastal resources. .




Lake Champlain Sea Grant

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the University of Vermont and Plattsburgh State University of New York and part of a national network coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.   The project's mission is to identify and address critical ecological and economic issues affecting the Lake Champlain basin and its resources and to share that information. This program empowers communities, businesses, and other stakeholders to make informed decisions regarding the management, conservation, utilization, and rehabilitation of their aquatic resources for long-term environmental health and economic growth.




International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification

State, local and tribal governments of the U.S. and Canada along with Chile, Nigeria and France, have formed the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification. Along with advancing the science of ocean acidification and working to reduce the cause and severity of this climate change impact, the Alliance will work in support of inclusion of ocean health and ocean acidification mitigation, adaptation and resiliency strategies in international climate agreements.




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.




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.