The California Sea Grant College Program is now soliciting preliminary proposals for projects to begin February 1, 2016. Faculty and academic staff from universities and scientists from research institutions throughout California are invited to apply. California Sea Grant continues to focus on the following integrated themes (or Strategic Focus Areas) of Healthy Coastal and Marine Read more.
The California State Assembly recently released a report on sea level rise impacts entitled Sea-Level Rise: a Slow-Moving Emergency. http://sealevelrise.assembly.ca.gov/reports
The State released the final Safeguarding California Plan for Reducing Climate Risk. The plan updates the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy, highlights climate risks in nine sectors in California, discusses progress to date, and makes realistic sector-specific recommendations. Please visit http://www.resources.ca.gov/climate/for the final report.
A new guide to scenario planning for natural resource management has been released: Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation. This guide covers a range of scenario planning approaches and outlines 12 case studies in which this approach is being applied to natural resource management and climate change issues in the US.
The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel was established in 2013 by the California Ocean Protection Council. The panel now has website that will disseminate information and distribute products produced by the Panel as they work to identify coastwide management approaches and provide an example for other regions striving to combat the effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia.