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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 […]

Climate Stories in the Pacific Islands

Photo credit: Liz West, Flickr

NOAA’s  Pacific Islands Climate Storybook provides a detailed overview of climate change impacts, needs, and lessons learned across the Pacific. Through experiential knowledge, scientific data, and lessons learned from these community engagement processes, the Storybook highlights the major impact that climate change is having in communities across the Pacific and the strategies that are being used […]

In case you missed it…

(Credit: Curt Storlazzi, USGS)

  In case you missed the PICCC’s August webinar with Dr. Curt Storlazzi, “Future wave projections for the US and US-affiliated Pacific Islands”, access the recorded webinar using the links below (you will need to download the WebEx software to access the webinar): Streaming version:  Downloadable version: Webinar Overview Understanding the potential changes in waves […]

The PICCC at the Hawai`i Conservation Conference


With so many developments and updates in the realm of climate science and conservation, how can one organization keep up?  The PICCC employs several strategies, but one important strategy is to attend conferences, workshops, and other large meetings to get to know new faces, reunite with old colleagues, and learn about advancements in climate change […]