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Amy Snover featured on podcast about climate change in the Northwest

Amy Snover, director of the Climate Impacts Group, is featured on a recent podcast from the University of Washington Tacoma about climate change in the Pacific Northwest. Amy covers local climate change impacts in the Northwest, climate adaptation and resiliency, and more. 

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CIG Director Amy Snover featured on Crosscut podcast

Climate Impacts Group Director Amy Snover spoke alongside Michael Chang, climate adaptation specialist, on climate adaptation measures, involving youth in combatting climate change, and more.  

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Meade Krosby speaks at King County panel on climate change

Meade Krosby, senior scientist for the Climate Impacts Group, spoke about climate change in the Pacific Northwest as part of a panel organized by King County. “It’s real. It’s bad. It’s us. And there’s a lot we can do about it (but we need to act fast,” Meade says. View the full panel on KingCountyTV

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We’re Hiring! Apply today to join our team as a Research Scientist

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the University of Washington is looking for a physical scientist (Research Scientist 2) to join our team of professional researchers devoted to use-inspired research! We are looking for a person with strong technical skills in manipulating climate model data, interpreting hydrological and meteorological data, and physical process modeling. This position is intended to support CIG’s senior research staff in work co-produced with our local, state, federal and tribal partners.

The CIG is a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-driven environment, which requires strong organizational and project management skills as well as problem-solving and priority-setting abilities. While we are open to applicants with at least 2 years of experience and a B.S. 

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Upcoming Webinar: A Spatial Planning Tool for Biodiversity Conservation under Climate Change

CIG’s Andrew Shirk will be giving a Conservation Biology Institute webinar on Thursday, November 14th at 10 AM PT about a new spatial planning tool that he is helping to develop as part of his work with the Cascadia Partner Forum.

The Cascadia Partner Forum (CPF) is a network of natural resource practitioners in Washington and British Columbia. A primary goal of the partnership is to provide a regional-scale organizational framework to conserve Cascadia’s biodiversity, which is under threat from an expanding human footprint and a changing climate. The partner forum has developed a climate adaptation strategy that seeks to foster greater coordination across land manager boundaries and provide a timely and up-to-date regional perspective to inform local land-use decisions. 

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Funding Opportunity: EarthLab Innovation Grants

The EarthLab Innovation Grants Program seeks to invest in teams of University of Washington researchers, students and non-academic partners developing innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

The program will award up to $300,000 to 4-6 projects that address pressing environmental challenges. Funding is intended to support new partnerships that are led by and with those most impacted by a particular environmental challenge, seek to co-define research priorities from multiple perspectives, and generate actionable science and knowledge (i.e., research that is usable and used). Those most impacted may refer to the people, communities, municipalities (e.g., a city planning for sea level rise), industries (e.g., agricultural industry facing increased flooding or drought), or other entities directly affected by an environmental challenge. 

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Climate Action Opportunity: King County 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan Public Workshop

On October 12th, King County is hosting a free public workshop as an opportunity for folks to provide early input into the County’s 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. This workshop is an opportunity to learn and problem-solve with county staff on how to best take action on climate change in King County. UW students and faculty are encouraged to attend this workshop to provide their input on this plan.  There will be a networking opportunity for students with King County staff to learn more about career opportunities in government agencies. 

Date and Time:

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 10AM- 12PM PDT


University of Washington Intellectual House

4249 Whitman Ct NE Seattle, WA 98105


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CIG Director to Speak at Statewide Disaster Resiliency Work Group Meeting – Sept. 5th at 12PM

Dr. Amy Snover will be discussing the climate risks facing Washington state at the Statewide Disaster Resiliency Work Group Meeting on September 5th. This meeting is open to the public and hosted by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Topics will include climate risks and natural disasters, flooding, drought and wildfire and the meeting will also include a discussion of climate resilience work happening across the state.

When: 12:00-3:00 PM, September 5th, 2019

Location: Capitol Event Center, 6005 Tyee Dr SW, Tumwater, WA. 98512

Meeting Agenda

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We’re Hiring: Apply today to join our team as a Marketing and Communications Specialist

This position has been filled.

The Climate Impacts Group and EarthLab are seeking a Full-Time, Temporary Marketing and Communications Specialist to support our efforts in implementing proactive, organization-wide communication strategies focused on catalyzing action towards climate resilience.

The Marketing and Communications Specialist will support CIG’s Lead Scientist for Science Communication and EarthLab’s Communication and Engagement Lead in the execution of the CIG and EarthLab communications strategies and help to increase our engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders. This position will also help to inform new, creative directions for communications product development with the aim of helping increase the reach and impact of the Climate Impacts Group’s regional research and engagement efforts as well as supporting a number of initiatives for EarthLab and its other member organizations. 

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