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NameAdaptation Partnership
ContactByron Ruby, RubyBH@state.gov, John Gardner Fellow, Office of Global Change, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
DescriptionThe goal of the Partnership is to encourage effective adaptation by serving as an interim platform to catalyze action and foster communication among the various institutions and actors engaged in the effort to scale up adaptation and resilience around the world. The Partnership will synthesize lessons learned and good practices, highlight needs and priorities, and identify opportunities for cooperation and alignment of support to build resilience to the adverse effects of climate change. We will also enhance communities of practice engaged in the adaptation effort.(More…) (PDF)
NameAsia-Pacific Data Research Center
ContactJim Potemra, jimp@hawaii.edu, Manager
DescriptionThe APDRC is building towards a vision of one-stop shopping of climate data and products for our users. Our mission is to increase understanding of climate variability in the Asia-Pacific region by developing the computational, data management, and networking infrastructure necessary to make data resources readily accessible and usable to researchers and general users; and by undertaking data-intensive research activities that will both advance knowledge and lead to improvements in data preparation and data products.(More…) (PDF)
NameAsian Development Bank
DescriptionSince its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. Whether it be through investment in infrastructure, health care services, financial and public administration systems, or helping nations prepare for the impact of climate change or better manage their natural resources, ADB is committed to helping developing member countries evolve into thriving, modern economies that are well integrated with each other and the world.(More…) (PDF)
NameAustralia Bureau of Meteorology
ContactNeil Plummer, n.plummer@bom.gov.au, Manager, Extended Hydrological Prediction
DescriptionThe Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. The Bureau contributes to national social, economic, cultural and environmental goals by providing observational, meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services and by undertaking research into science and environment related issues in support of its operations and services.(More…) (PDF)
NameCenter for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance
ContactJamie Caseb, casebj@coe-dmha.org, Executive Assistant
DescriptionThe Center for Excellence is a leading innovator in disaster management, humanitarian assistance and fostering stability and resiliency in vulnerable communities and societies worldwide. COE is a direct reporting unit to the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and other US COCOMs (combatant commands) and supports them in promoting disaster preparedness and societal resiliency. The Center also provides strategic advice to military, civilian and international organizations planning for and responding to complex humanitarian emergencies.(More…) (PDF)
NameCenter for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy
ContactICAP, icap@hawaii.edu
DescriptionICAP facilitates a sustainable, climate-conscious future for Hawaii, the Pacific, and global island communities. The Center produces innovative, interdisciplinary research and real-world solutions to island decision-makers in the public and private sectors. As a focal point for University of Hawaii climate expertise, the Center serves as a two-way conduit between the university and island communities to catalyze climate change adaptation and resiliency. ICAP’s research and projects are organized around four interrelated focus areas: Policy; Outreach; Collaboration; and Education.(More…) (PDF)
NameCenter for Island Sustainability
ContactSam Walker, swalker@uguam.uog.edu, Institutional Researcher
DescriptionThe University of Guam, Center for Island Sustainability will create an Islands-based model of renewable, sustainable & appropriate technologies focusing on indigenous energy alternatives and replicable research to meet the need of island communities in the broader areas of Environment, Economy, Society, and Education.(More…) (PDF)
NameCenter for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
ContactWilliam Sweet, william.sweet@noaa.gov, Oceanographer
DescriptionThe Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services and its predecessors have gathered oceanographic data along U.S. coasts for over 200 years to protect life, property, and the environment. Serving both the public and other government agencies, CO-OPS is the authoritative source for accurate, reliable, and timely water-level and current measurements. CO-OPS initiatives include: Enhancing Navigation; Supporting Coastal Zone Management; Assisting Coastal Hazard Mitigation; and Monitoring Climate Change.(More…) (PDF)
NameCenter for Science and Technology Policy Research
ContactRoger Pielke, Jr., pielke@colorado.edu, Professor of Environmental Studies
DescriptionThe Center for Science and Technology Policy Research was initiated within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the summer of 2001 as a contribution both to the CIRES goal of “promoting science in service to society” and to the University’s vision of establishing research and outreach across traditional academic boundaries. CSTPR seeks to improve how science and technology policies address societal needs, through research, education and service.(More…) (PDF)
NameCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
ContactAndreas Schiller, andreas.schiller@csiro.au, Research Program Leader, Ocean Observation, Assessment and Prediction
DescriptionCSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) aims to advance Australian climate, marine, and earth systems science. Our research focuses on issues affecting Australia and the world, and we provide a range of scientific and consulting services that are underpinned by this research.(More…) (PDF)
NameCommonwealth Utilities Corporation
ContactAbe Utu Malae, doublebagel08@gmail.com, Executive Director
DescriptionThe Commonwealth Utilities Corporation is dedicated to providing reliable, environmentally sensitive and efficient Power, Water, and Wastewater Treatment services for the people of the CNMI at the lowest reasonable cost while providing safety to the public, employees, and the community.(More…) (PDF)
NameConsortium for Capacity Building
ContactMichael Glantz, michael.glantz@colorado.edu, Senior Scientist and Director
DescriptionCCB is an educational, outreach, and networking organization at the University of Colorado, Boulder. We focus on enhancing the value and use of climate, water, and weather information for the betterment of societies and the wellbeing of individuals. CCB’s work occurs in both developed and developing countries to help the most vulnerable societies and populations mitigate and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. Consortium partners are individuals and institutions working globally on capacity building in water, climate, and society issues.(More…) (PDF)
NameCoral Reef Conservation Program
ContactBritt-Anne Parker, britt.parker@noaa.gov, NESDIS Liaison/Program Climate Coordinator
DescriptionThe NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program is a partnership between the NOAA Line Offices that work on coral reef issues: the National Ocean Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service. The CRCP brings together expertise from across NOAA for a multidisciplinary approach to managing and understanding coral reef ecosystems.(More…) (PDF)
NameEast-West Center
ContactNancy Lewis, lewisn@eastwestcenter.org, Director - Research Program
DescriptionThe East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. The East-West Center’s multidisciplinary Research Program addresses issues of contemporary policy significance in a comparative context, focusing on challenges of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Environmental research at the East-West Center focuses on critical interactions and interdependencies between the environment and society. Work in this thematic area seeks to describe and assess (both quantitatively and qualitatively) environmental change and vulnerability in the Asia Pacific region and to facilitate appropriate policy responses.(More…) (PDF)
NameGlobal Observing Systems Information Center
ContactHoward Diamond, howard.diamond@noaa.gov, U.S. GCOS Program Manager
DescriptionThe Global Observing Systems Information Center is hosted at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and provides an information center that facilitates the search of and access to data, data products, metadata and information for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) and their partner programs such as the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and the regional observing systems such as the GOOS Regional Alliances (GRA).(More…) (PDF)
NameInternational Pacific Research Center
ContactKevin Hamilton, kph@hawaii.edu, Director
DescriptionThe IPRC's mission is to provide an international research environment dedicated to improving mankind’s understanding of the nature and predictability of climate variability and change in the Asia-Pacific sector, and to developing innovative ways to utilize knowledge gained for the benefit of society.(More…) (PDF)
NameJoint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research
DescriptionThe Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research was created in 1977 by an agreement between the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) of NOAA and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. JIMAR was established to pursue the common research interests of NOAA and the UH in oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical research. Major areas of research in JIMAR include climate and global change, equatorial oceanography, tsunamis, and fisheries oceanography.(More…) (PDF)
NameJoint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
ContactEd Miles, edmiles@u.washington.edu, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, CSES
DescriptionThe Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean has existed since 1977 for the purpose of fostering research collaboration between the University of Washington (UW) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). JISAO's research is at the forefront of investigations on climate change, ocean acidification, fisheries assessments, and tsunami forecasting.(More…) (PDF)
NameMeteo-France - Polynesie Francaise
ContactFrancois Bonnardot, francois.bonnardot@meteo.fr, Head, Climate Services
DescriptionMeteo-France is an eminent National Meteorological Service with 3700 meteorologists who are working in: 100 district offices; 7 metropolitan regional sites; 6 overseas territories: National Meteorological College; National Research Center; Different applications and development directions including observation, systems, research, satellites, forecasting, climatology.(More…) (PDF)
NameMeteorological Service of New Zealand
ContactPenehuro Lefale, pene.lefale@metservice.com, Manager, International Cooperation & Development
DescriptionMetService, together with our international commercial subsidiary, Metra, is a global leader in providing relevant, timely and accurate weather information services, benefitting billions of people throughout the world. From our base in Wellington, New Zealand, we also provide support to major market sectors such as media, aviation, marine, energy, together with small, medium and large international organisations.(More…) (PDF)
NameNational Climatic Data Center - Pacific Region Climate Services
ContactJohn Marra, john.marra@noaa.gov, Regional Climate Services Director, Pacific Region
DescriptionThe NOAA National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) Regional Climate Services Directors (RCSD) support the development and delivery of a wide range of place-based climate science and information products and services to help people make informed decisions. RCSDs regularly communicate with stakeholders about climate information needs, and help build and strengthen active partner networks with public and private constituents. They play a primary role in integrating the work within NOAA and among its partners engaged in developing and delivering climate services at the regional level, including the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment programs, Regional Climate Centers, state climatologists, the National Integrated Drought Information System as well as other agencies, institutions, and organizations. These efforts serve to increase the value of climate information to users and support more efficient, cost-effective delivery of products and services.(More…) (PDF)
NameNational Disaster Preparedness Training Center
ContactKarl Kim, karlk@hawaii.edu, Executive Director
DescriptionThe mission of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center is to develop and deliver disaster preparedness training to governmental, private, and non-profit entities, incorporating urban planning with an emphasis on community preparedness and at risk populations.(More…) (PDF)
NameNew Zealand National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research
ContactDavid Wratt, l.hermens@niwa.co.nz, Chief Scientist, Climate
DescriptionNIWA's mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet. NIWA's National Climate Centre works offers a range of commercial consultancy services to government, businesses and individuals. We help people make sustainable policy decisions, manage their operations and reduce the economic and environmental impact of a changing and variable climate.(More…) (PDF)
NameNMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office
ContactMichael Tosatto, michael.tosatto@noaa.gov, Regional Administrator
DescriptionThe Pacific Islands Regional Office manages programs that support both domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources within the Pacific. The Pacific Islands Region is comprised of American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Northern Mariana Islands, and other U.S. Pacific islands.(More…) (PDF)
NameNWS Climate Prediction Center
ContactWayne Higgins, wayne.higgins@noaa.gov, Director
DescriptionThe Climate Prediction Center's products are operational predictions of climate variability, real-time monitoring of climate and the required data bases, and assessments of the origins of major climate anomalies. The products cover time scales from a week to seasons, extending into the future as far as technically feasible, and cover the land, the ocean, and the atmosphere, extending into the stratosphere.(More…) (PDF)
NameNWS Climate Services Division
ContactFiona Horsfall, fiona.horsfall@noaa.gov, Chief, Climate Services Division
DescriptionThe Climate Services Division at NWS headquarters provides the strategic vision for climate services at NWS and oversees the NWS Regional and Local Climate Services program.(More…) (PDF)
NameNWS Forecast Offices – Pacific Region
ContactRay Tanabe, raymond.tanabe@noaa.gov, Meteorologist-in-Charge
DescriptionNWS Pacific Region Forecast Offices (Honolulu, Majuro, Pago Pago, Tiyan) forecast programs for public, aviation, and marine interests and have Tropical Cyclone warning responsibilities in their respective areas.(More…) (PDF)
NameNWS Pacific Region Headquarters
ContactBill Ward, bill.ward@noaa.gov, Chief, Environmental Scientific and Services Division
DescriptionThe Pacific Region of the National Weather Service (NWS) administers the programs and facilities of the NWS throughout a large expanse of the Pacific. This area includes the Islands of Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and south to American Samoa. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and the International Tsunami Information Center are also administered by the NWS Pacific Region, providing Pacific-basin tsunami watches, warnings, and information and educational services to the disaster preparedness community and the general public.(More…) (PDF)
NameOAR Climate Program Office
ContactRoger Pulwarty, roger.pulwarty@noaa.gov, Physical Scientist and Director, NIDIS
DescriptionNOAA's Climate Program Office provides strategic guidance and oversight for the agency's climate science and services programs. Designed to build knowledge of climate variability and change - and how they affect our health, our economy, and our future - the CPO's programs have three main objectives: 1) Describe and understand the state of the climate system through integrated observations, monitoring, and data management; 2) Understand and predict climate variability and change from weeks to decades to a century into the future; and 3) Improve society's ability to plan and respond to climate variability and change.(More…) (PDF)
NameOcean Watch – Central Pacific
ContactJeffrey Polovina, jeffrey.polovina@noaa.gov, Principal Investigator
DescriptionThe NOAA OceanWatch mission is to provide and ensure timely access to near real-time satellite data to protect, restore, and manage U.S. coastal and ocean resources and understand climate variability and change to further enhance society's quality of life. The Central Pacific office provides oceanographic satellite remote sensing data for the Pacific region.(More…) (PDF)
NameOregon Climate Change Research Institute
ContactPhilip Mote, pmote@coas.oregonstate.edu, Director
DescriptionThe Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, based at Oregon State University (OSU), is a network of over 100 researchers at OSU, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, and affiliated federal and state labs. In 2007, the Oregon state legislature created OCCRI and tasked it with: fostering climate change research among faculty of the Oregon University System (OUS); serving as a clearinghouse for climate information; and providing climate change information to the public in an easily understandable form. In September of 2010, OCCRI was named as the anchor institution for two federally funded regional climate science centers. The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Pacific Northwest Climate Science Center (CSC) is one of eight planned CSC’s. The CSC will serve as a resource for DOI agencies in providing necessary science in advising policy decisions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Northwest Climate Decision Support Consortium is one of 11 Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) projects. The Pacific Northwest RISA will engage and support a broad number of stakeholders, including municipalities, utilities, emergency management organizations, and state and federal agencies.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Climate Information System
ContactJohn Marra, john.marra@noaa.gov, NOAA/NCDC Regional Climate Services Director, Pacific Region
DescriptionThe Pacific Climate Information System provides a programmatic framework to bring together ongoing and future climate observations, operational forecasting services and climate projections, research, assessment, data management, outreach, and education - an integrated system of climate services - to address the needs of the Pacific Islands. PaCIS is composed of representatives of regional, national and local institutions and programs in the Pacific, as well as selected individuals from other regions. It provides a forum for sharing the expertise, experience, and perspective needed to guide integrated program planning and product development.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
ContactCurt Storlazzi, cstorlazzi@usgs.gov, Research Geologist & Oceanographer
DescriptionThe Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center of the USGS studies the coasts of the western United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Team scientists conduct research, monitor processes, and develop information about coastal and marine geologic hazards, environmental conditions, habitats, and energy and mineral resources. This information helps managers at all levels of government and in the private sector make informed decisions about the use and protection of national coastal and ocean resources.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Disaster Center
ContactPeter Colvin, pcolvin@pdc.org, Director for Humanitarian Assistance Programs
DescriptionThe Pacific Disaster Center's mission is to provide applied information research and analysis support for the development of more effective policies, institutions, programs, and information products for the disaster management and humanitarian assistance communities of the Asia Pacific region and beyond.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific ENSO Applications Climate Center
ContactLTJG G. Carl Noblitt, peac@noaa.gov, Outreach Officer
DescriptionThe mission of the Pacific ENSO Applications Climate Center is to conduct research and develop information products specific to the U.S. Associated Pacific Islands (USAPI) on the ENSO climate cycle, its historical impacts, and latest long-term forecasts of ENSO conditions, in support of planning and management activities in such climate-sensitive sectors as water resource management, fisheries, agriculture, civil defense, public utilities, coastal zone management, and other economic and environmental sectors of importance to the communities of the USAPI.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Island Network
ContactGreg Kudray, greg_kudray@nps.gov, Inventory and Monitoring Program Manager
DescriptionPACN is one of 32 National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring networks of national parks linked by geography and shared natural resource characteristics. The Inventory and Monitoring Program is a major component of the National Park Service’s strategy to improve park management through greater reliance on scientific information.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
ContactDeanna Spooner, deanna.spooner@piccc.net, Coordinator
DescriptionThe PICCC provides a range of scientific and technical tools to help managers in Hawaii, the Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and other Pacific Island groups make informed decisions for landscape-scale conservation of natural and cultural resources including climate models at the archipelagic and island scales, ecological response models, and implementation and monitoring strategies for island species, resources, and communities. Our goal is to help managers reach explicit biocultural conservation objectives in the face of climate change and ongoing threats such as fire, land conservation, and invasive species.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands Climate Change Virtual Library
ContactPICCVL Development Team, ccvlib@noaa.gov
DescriptionThe Pacific Islands Climate Change Virtual Library provides access to web-based climate change tools including case studies, guidebooks, and methodologies for assessing vulnerabilities. This website is used by Pacific Island communities looking to implement climate change adaptation plans. The site was developed in cooperation with the NOAA/National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), Pacific Climate Information System (PaCIS), coastal managers in American Samoa and Samoa, International Pacific Research Center's (IPRC) Asia Pacific Data Research Center (APDRC) at University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (UH/SOEST), Pacific Islands Global Climate Observing System (PI-GCOS) program, and other partners in the Pacific Islands.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands Climate Science Center
ContactDavid Helweg, dhelweg@usgs.gov, Director
DescriptionOn October 7, 2011, the Secretary of the Interior announced the locations selected for the Department of the Interior's Pacific Islands Regional Climate Science Center (PI CSC). The PI CSC will be hosted by the University of Hawaii - Manoa in Honolulu, with the University of Hawaii - Hilo and the University of Guam as consortium partners. The PI CSC will be part of a network of eight CSCs created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office
ContactLoyal Mehrhoff, loyal_mehrhoff@fws.gov, Field Supervisor
DescriptionThe U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office is an Ecological Services office headquartered in Honolulu. The office is divided into three major sections: Endangered Species, Habitat Conservation, and Invasive Species/Marianas Terrestrial. Employees use the best available science and sound managerial techniques to further the Service's mission to conserve, protect, and enhance wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
ContactNoriko Shoji, noriko.shoji@noaa.gov, Science Operations Lead
DescriptionThe Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is part of NOAA. The Center administers scientific research and monitoring programs that support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources. The Center has taken a leading role in marine research on ecosystems, both in the insular and pelagic environments. It is implementing a multidisciplinary research strategy including an ecosystem observation system and scientific analysis to support ecosystem approaches to management and restoration of living marine resources. It conducts a wide range of activities including resource surveys and stock assessments, fishery monitoring, economic and sociological studies, oceanographic research and monitoring, critical habitat evaluation, life history and ecology studies, and advanced oceanographic and ecosystem modeling and simulations.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System
ContactTommy Moore, tommym@sprep.org, PI-GOOS Officer
DescriptionThe Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System, PI-GOOS, is housed at SPREP. The position is funded by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Perth office. PI-GOOS aims to raise the awareness of, and support for ocean observing systems in the Pacific Islands region. We also aim to identify and address gaps in the Pacific Ocean observing network.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands Ocean Observing System
ContactHeather Kerkering, heather.kerkering@hawaii.edu, Director
DescriptionPacIOOS is one of eleven regional observing programs in the U.S. that are supporting the emergence of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Development of PacIOOS is guided through a collaborative governance framework and the program is administered and executed by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). With major funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), SOEST, and the State of Hawaii, PacIOOS works to develop the observational, modeling, data management, and outreach components of an end-to-end ocean observing system to generate products that help to ensure a safe, clean, and productive ocean and a resilient coastal zone for the U.S. Pacific Islands.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands Water Science Center
ContactStephen Anthony, santhony@usgs.gov, Director
DescriptionThe Pacific Islands Water Science Center is one of 48 Water Science Centers operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States, the State of Hawaii, and other Pacific Islands.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Islands-Global Climate Observing System
DescriptionThe Pacific Islands-Global Climate Observing System programme is a sub-programme of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) aimed specifically at meeting the observing needs of Pacific Islands. It is being coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) with the goal of establishing a robust and sustainable Pacific Island GCOS that meets the long-term climate observation needs of the region and the world.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Region Executive Board
ContactAllen Tom, allen.tom@noaa.gov, Chair
DescriptionThe Pacific Region Executive Board is a collaborative regional organization representing NOAA's offices and programs in the Pacific. Composed of NOAA's Pacific-based leaders, the board has a governance structure with a rotating chair, vice chair, and supporting working groups.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment Program
ContactVictoria Keener, KeenerV@EastWestCenter.org, Lead Investigator
DescriptionThe Pacific RISA program supports Pacific island and coastal communities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change. We strive to enhance Pacific communities' abilities to understand, plan for, and respond to changing climate conditions. Our work is conducted though interdisciplinary research and partnership with local, national, and regional stakeholders. As one of nine U.S. RISA programs, the Pacific 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.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Resources for Education and Learning
ContactSharon Nelson-Barber, nelsons@prel.org, President & CEO
DescriptionPacific Resources for Education and Learning is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that serves the educational community in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific, the continental United States, and countries throughout the world. PREL bridges the gap between research, theory, and practice in education and works collaboratively with schools and school systems to provide services that range from curriculum development to assessment and evaluation. PREL and WestEd are the lead agencies for the Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership (PCEP).(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Risk Management Ohana
ContactAdam Stein, adam.stein@noaa.gov, Executive Director
DescriptionPRiMO is a coalition of organizations with a role in hazard risk management in the Pacific region. The agencies, institutions, and companies that comprise PRiMO recognize the value of collective action and are committed to enhancing cooperation, coordination, and collaboration to strengthen and sustain hazard resilient communities.(More…) (PDF)
NamePacific Services Center
ContactKristina Kekuewa, kristina.kekuewa@noaa.gov, Deputy Director
DescriptionNOAA, through its Coastal Services Center (CSC), established the Pacific Services Center in 2001 to serve the unique ocean and resource management needs of the Pacific region. Our mission is to provide integrated, locally relevant services and information that support the well-being of Pacific coastal and ocean communities, economies, and natural resources-and our vision are informed by our core values.(More…) (PDF)
NamePapahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
ContactRandall Kosaki, randall.kosaki@noaa.gov, Deputy Superintendent
DescriptionThe Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is the single largest conservation area under the U.S. flag, and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. It encompasses 139,797 square miles of the Pacific Ocean (105,564 square nautical miles) - an area larger than all the country's national parks combined. The extensive coral reefs found in Papahanaumokuakea - truly the rainforests of the sea - are home to over 7,000 marine species, one quarter of which are found only in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Many of the islands and shallow water environments are important habitats for rare species such as the threatened green sea turtle and the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Papahanaumokuakea is also of great cultural importance to Native Hawaiians with significant cultural sites found on the islands of Nihoa and Mokumanamana. The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument was created by Presidential proclamation on June 15, 2006.(More…) (PDF)
NameSamoa Meteorology Division
ContactAusetalia Titimaea, ausetalia.titimaea@mnre.gov.ws, Assistant CEO
DescriptionThe Apia Observatory, also known as Samoa Meteorology Division, was founded in 1902 under the Ministry of Natural Resources Environment and Meteorology. The Division deals with the activities to the environmental phenomenon such as climate, weather, earth crust, geomagnetism, geology, biogeography, hydrology and disaster management.(More…) (PDF)
NameSchool of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
ContactCharles Fletcher, fletcher@soest.hawaii.edu, Associate Dean and Professor
DescriptionThe School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology was established by the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii in 1988 in recognition of the need to realign and further strengthen the excellent education and research resources available within the University. SOEST brings together four academic departments, three research institutes, several federal cooperative programs, and support facilities of the highest quality in the nation to meet challenges in the ocean, earth and planetary sciences and technologies. The SOEST mission is to: explore and characterize the environment; analyze and interpret 4-D geoscience data; develop, apply and transfer technology; and share results and serve data products.(More…) (PDF)
NameSea Grant College Program
ContactDarrin Okimoto, okimotod@hawaii.edu, Extension Leader
DescriptionUH Sea Grant works in partnership with the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify Hawaii’s critical resource management issues and guide cutting-edge scientific research to address these challenges. UH Sea Grant supports an innovative program of research, extension, education, and communication services directed to the improved understanding and stewardship of coastal and marine resources. Realizing the necessity of collaboration to address coastal resource issues, UH Sea Grant also provides links between academia, federal, state and local government agencies, industries, and local community members.(More…) (PDF)
NameSea Level Center
ContactMark Merrifield, markm@soest.hawaii.edu, Director
DescriptionThe mission of the UHSLC is to collect, process, distribute, and analyze in-situ tide gauge data from around the world in support of climate research. The UHSLC also hosts the Joint Archive for Sea Level (JASL), a collaborative effort with the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).(More…) (PDF)
NameSecretariat of the Pacific Community, Applied Geoscience and Technology Division
ContactTagaloa Cooper, tagaloa@sopac.org, Regional Communications and Coordination Advisor
DescriptionThe mission of the SPC is to help Pacific island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow. The goal of the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division is to apply geoscience and technology to realise new opportunities for improving the livelihoods of Pacific communities.(More…) (PDF)
NameSecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
ContactNetatua Pelesikoti, netatuap@sprep.org Salesa Nihmei, salesan@sprep.org
DescriptionSPREP’s mandate is to promote cooperation in the Pacific islands region and to provide assistance in order to protect and improve the environment and to ensure sustainable development for present and future generations. SPREP has 21 Pacific island member countries and four countries with direct interests in the region.(More…) (PDF)
NameSocial Science Research Institute
ContactCheryl Anderson, canderso@hawaii.edu, Director, Hazards, Climate & Environment Program
DescriptionSSRI facilitates and supports interdisciplinary, applied research that addresses critical social, behavioral, economic, and environmental problems primarily in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region. This is done through collaboration with faculty throughout the University of Hawaii and with other educational and research institutions, regional and international organizations, the private sector, and federal, state, and county agencies.(More…) (PDF)
NameU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division
ContactDeborah Solis, deborah.a.solis@usace.army.mil, Project Manager
DescriptionThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division is headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The Division is one of nine Corps regional offices providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters. The Corps’ Pacific Ocean Division is the engineering, design and construction agent for the Army in Hawaii, Army and Air Force in Alaska, and for all Department of Defense agencies in Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.(More…) (PDF)
NameU.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region IX
ContactJohn Hamill, john.hamill@dhs.gov, Media and Public Contact
DescriptionFrom its offices in Oakland, FEMA's Region IX works in partnership with the emergency management agencies of Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada, as well as the territories of American Samoa and Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.(More…) (PDF)
NameU.S. Pacific Command, Meteorological and Oceanographic Group
DescriptionThe METOC group, under the direction of the chairman, is charged with coordinating meteorology and oceanography matters of concern to the U.S. Pacific Command.(More…) (PDF)
NameUnited Nations Development Programme - Pacific Centre
ContactUNDP Fiji Multi Country Office, registry.pacificcentre@undp.org
DescriptionUNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The three main practice areas of the Pacific Centre are governance; poverty alleviation and MDG achievement; and conflict prevention and recovery. All are interlinked requiring cross-practice synergy and effective team work to achieve results. The Pacific Plan is pivotal to the identification of areas of specific regional support with the Centre providing assistance with the design and implementation of regional public goods which require close partnerships with a wide range of other regional agencies, donors and stakeholders.(More…) (PDF)
NameUnited States Agency for International Development
ContactShauna Malliski, USAID Desk Officer - Pacific Islands, smalliski@usaid.gov
DescriptionUSAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad. USAID's Pacific Islands Regional Office helps Pacific Island nations address acute environmental issues and the potential negative effects resulting from global climate change. USAID's Pacific Islands region covers 12 nations, home to more than 8.5 million people, major fisheries, coral reefs and important tropical forests. It is vital to U.S. security and regional interests. The region is diverse, with more than 1,000 languages and national populations that range from less than 10,000 to more than six million. The nations that make up this region, with its coral atolls and high peaks, are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of global climate change as well as being some of the least able to respond to it.(More…) (PDF)
NameWater and Environmental Research Institute
ContactMark Lander, mlander@uguam.uog.edu, Professor of Water Resources Engineering
DescriptionThe Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific was established at the University of Guam in May 1975. The role of the Institute is to facilitate and conduct high quality research that addresses water problems and water-related phenomena; train students, teachers and future water resource professionals, and disseminate research results to the community at large.(More…) (PDF)
ContactArt Sussman, asussma@wested.org, Senior Project Director
DescriptionWestEd, a research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) are the lead agencies for the Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership (PCEP).(More…) (PDF)
NameWestern Regional Climate Center
ContactTim Brown, tim.brown@dri.edu, Director
DescriptionThe mission of the Western Regional Climate Center is to disseminate high quality climate data and information pertaining to the western United States; foster better use of this information in decision-making; conduct applied research related to climate issues; and improve the coordination of climate-related activities at state, regional and national scales.(More…) (PDF)
NameWorld Bank
ContactPamela Cox, pcox@worldbank.org, Vice President - East Asia and Pacific Region
DescriptionThe World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. World Bank operations in the East Asia and Pacific region cover 22 countries. Increasing resilience to extreme climate events, rising sea levels, and other natural hazards is a major medium-term challenge for the region, which has experienced more than 70% of the world’s natural disasters and sustained 82% of total disaster fatalities since 1997. The Bank’s work encompasses analytical and advisory services in disaster and climate change risk assessments, the development of risk financing options, and risk-mitigation policies.(More…) (PDF)
NameWorld Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville
ContactHoward Diamond, howard.diamond@noaa.gov, Director
DescriptionThe World Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville is one component of a global network of discipline subcenters that facilitate international exchange of scientific data. Originally established during the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957, the World Data Center System now functions under the guidance of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).(More…) (PDF)
NameWorld Wildlife Fund
ContactPublic Information, public.info@wwfus.org
DescriptionThe world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.(More…) (PDF)
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