Job Announcement: Researcher on Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Island Food Systems

Taro (Credit: Christopher Hu, Flickr)

Researcher on Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Island Food Systems Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (CTAHR), and Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) Purpose: CTAHR and PICCC are collaborating to develop climate-smart agriculture curricula for cooperative extension services and agricultural practitioners […]

Moloka‘i climate change meeting brings together community members, cultural stewards, and environmental scientists

Image: Local residents convened on July 18, 2016 at Kalanianaʻole Hall to discuss the future of Moloka‘i in a changing climate. Guests included Dr. James Jacobi (USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center), Dr. Paul Hosten (National Park Service), Dr. Tom Giambelluca (University of Hawaii Department of Geography), Nancy McPherson (Department of Hawaiian Homelands), Glenn Teves (UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources), Jeannine Rossa (Ecolink Consulting), Dr. Stephanie Dunbar (The Nature Conservancy), and Dr. Bradley Romine (UH Sea Grant).

On the evening of July 18th, 2016, local residents gathered at Kalanianaʻole Hall for a community meeting on climate change and its potential impacts on Moloka‘i. The evening was organized by Ka Honua Momona (KHM), a community-based non-profit organization that works to steward Molokai’s environmental and cultural resources. The event included highlights from a series […]

New Funding Opportunity: Extreme Climate Events in Marine Communities


The PICCC is moving forward with the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for FY2017 in support of efforts to learn from the impacts of extreme climate events in marine communities in Hawai’i and U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands. The variety of extreme climate events that have recently occurred in the Pacific (including El Niño, drought, coral bleaching, and […]

We’re Hiring!


The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative Administrative Assistant position is supported by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa The Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) is accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant to join our small but dynamic team in Honolulu, Hawai’i. This is a part-time temporary position (19 hrs./week) supported by UH Mānoa’s Pacific […]

Understanding Downscaled Models in Hawai`i


Accumulating greenhouse gases are causing the climate system of the Earth to move into states that have not been observed in historic time.  Computer models of the global atmosphere and ocean are able to simulate these new climate states, but the “pixel” size of these models is large compared to islands.  To project local future […]

Protecting our Cultural Heritage: the PICCC on ThinkTechHawaii


Think Tech Hawai`i recently featured the PICCC’s own Stanton Enomoto in a discussion of the impact of climate change on cultural heritage and steps we can all take to adapt. Take a look at the video to learn more about the PICCC’s programs and projects and what we can all do to confront climate change.

How do you feel about climate change?

Activists pose during a climate change rally prior to the IPCC Paris Meeting in 2015.

Climate change: two simple words that can evoke a number of emotions. Some emotions can be negative: fear, uncertainty, overwhelmed. But on occasion, like during the recent IPCC Meeting in Paris, the words can inspire hope and optimism, as the entire world aspires to address pollution and adapt to environmental change. But how do scientists feel about climate change? […]

Climate change impacts the iconic Silversword

A silversword on Haleakalā (Credit: Paul Krushelnycky)

A new study shows how shifting atmospheric circulation patterns, caused at least in part by climate change, are threatening populations of the silversword on Haleakalā. This study, published in Climate Change Responses and supported in part by the PICCC, details the impact of climate change on this iconic, unique plant. Paul Krushelnycky, of the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, and […]

Pacific Climate Coordination Round-Up

A view of Pola Island in the National Park of American Samoa.

In late January and early February, some PICCC team members traveled to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, and American Samoa in order to engage local resource managers in cross-sectoral coordination dialogues about climate change adaptation strategies and opportunities. Within each Territory, workshops provided an overview of current climate hazards facing islands, future […]