Dr. Jeff Burgett on ThinkTech Hawaii


The PICCC’s Science Coordinator Dr. Jeff Burgett was featured on ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss climate change challenges and solutions for forest birds in Hawai`i. Dr. Burgett also discussed strategies for helping communities adapt to climate change. Watch the video on YouTube!  

The PICCC Featured in the ESRI Story Maps Gallery


The PICCC’s Story Map, “Challenges and Opportunities for Hawaiian Native Forest Birds in the 21st Century” is now being featured in the ESRI Story Maps Gallery! Check out the ESRI Story Maps Gallery, and in case you missed them, check out the PICCC’s Story Maps.

The PICCC is hiring!

PICCC AI Project Manager Hiring Announcement

Are you passionate about the Pacific’s rich natural and cultural heritage? Do you want to work on innovative solutions to climate change? Then join the small but dedicated team at the Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) in our Honolulu, Hawai’i, office as our Adaptation Initiatives Project Manager. We are seeking enthusiastic, experienced candidates who […]

Paris Climate Agreement


On December 12, 2015, nearly 200 countries at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris agreed to an ambitious agreement to limit global climate change. This transparent and accountable agreement aims to: strengthen long-term ambition; establish a universal approach for all countries; lock in five year target cycles; ratchet up ambition over time; rigorously assess […]

Released: The National Academy of Sciences Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives


On Thursday, December 3rd, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. This review concludes that a landscape approach is needed to meet the nation’s conservation challenges and that the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) provide a framework for addressing that need. The PICCC would like to express our gratitude […]

PICCC Team Day in He`eia

A closer look at the ulu tree.

On Tuesday, December 8th, the PICCC staff took a day off from being in the office and traveled to He`eia in order to volunteer and learn more about the great work our local partners are doing. First, the PICCC team visited Kāko’o ‘Ōiwi, a local non-profit working in He`eia to restore agricultural and ecological productivity in […]

NOAA declares third ever global bleaching event

(Infographic credit: NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program) Although corals can recover from mild bleaching, severe or long-term bleaching can be deadly. After corals die, reefs quickly degrade and the structures corals build erode. This provides less shoreline protection from storms and fewer habitats for fish and other marine life.

News from NOAA indicates that the same record ocean temperatures that are causing widespread bleaching in Hawai`i are expanding into the Caribbean, threatening coral in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This has prompted them to issue a declaration of the third global coral bleaching event ever on record. According to Mark Eakin,  NOAA’s […]

Launching the Hawaiian Islands Terrestrial Adaptation Initiative

Photo credit: Paul Bica, Flickr

Recently, the PICCC commenced our Hawaiian Islands Terrestrial Adaptation Initiative (HITAI)  to assist managers in all aspects of confronting the challenges presented by climate change. To place this Initiative on a firm scientific foundation, the PICCC has asked EcoAdapt to develop comprehensive, science-based syntheses of current and projected future climate change and impacts on, and […]