Weekend Events at the #IUCNCongress

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The PICCC team participated in several events over the September 3-5th weekend during the IUCN World Conservation Congress.  Here are just a few highlights: The LCC Network Story Map Makes Its’ Debut  The PICCC’s Data & GIS Coordinator Patrick Grady presented during a session highlighting the LCC Network Story Map. This story map allows users to […]

Kicking off the WCC with Biocultural Conservation Stories from Pacific Island Youth

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The 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress was kick-started on Tuesday night with the event, “He Pūkoʻa Kani ʻĀina: Biocultural Conservation Stories from Pacific Island Youth”. A group of amazingly talented and passionate young people representing Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Hawaiʻi described the environmental and social changes […]

Preview: The LCC Network at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress

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The IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place on September 1-10, 2016 in Honolulu. Are you attending? Check out the following events to see members of the PICCC and across the LCC Network: LCC Presentations at the IUCN World Conservation Congress Monday 9/5/16 “Tech Corner: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives in Action: A Story Map” Moderator: Laura […]

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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?

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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? […]