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Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is Hiring!

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, a program of the Climate Impacts Group, is seeking qualified applicants for their Actionable Science Postdoctoral Fellow position. The Actionable Science Fellow will play a leading role in the NW CASC’s efforts to foster co-production of decision-relevant science across the Northwest. Preference will be given to applications received by September 5, 2018. 

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Sea-level rise report contains best projections yet for Washington’s coasts

One certainty under climate change is that global ocean levels are rising. A new report led by Washington Sea Grant and the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group provides the clearest picture yet of what to expect in Washington state. The full report is available here on the CIG site & here on the Coastal Hazards Resilience Network. 

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Harriet Morgan discusses new sea level rise report on KNKX

A new report from Washington’s “Coastal Resilience Project” provides new projections of sea level rise for 171 different sites and communities around coastal Washington state. 

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Crystal Raymond on King 5 discussing innovative climate & forestry initiative

Crystal Raymond was featured on King 5 as part of an innovative climate and forest resilience project underway in King County. This project, which was part of her previous position at Seattle City Light, is a collaborative effort with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Seattle Public Utilities, the Wildlife Conversation Society and the Northwest Natural Resource Group.


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Upcoming webinar with CIG’s Andrew Shirk: Developing a Dynamic Spatial Tool to Support Collaborative Regional Adaptation Planning in Cascadia

Join us on July 25th for a webinar on “Developing a Dynamic Spatial Tool to Support Collaborative Regional Adaptation Planning in Cascadia“ hosted by the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Date and Time: July 25, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Presenters: Andrew Shirk, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group; Jen Watkins Conservation Northwest and facilitator of the Cascadia Partner Forum; and Carly Vynne, Osprey Insights

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Webinar Overview: Every day we are making decisions that will affect our region—and our options—well into the future. From how we choose to grow as our population expands to what crops we plant – our decisions matter and they must respond to the needs of today and tomorrow. 

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OneNOAA Seminar Series on the 4th National Climate Assessment

Beginning Thursday, July 12 at 12p ET (and occurring weekly at that time through Tuesday, August 28) .  OneNOAA the will be hosting an 8-part suite of talks on different aspects of 4th National Climate Assessment Volume I – the Climate Science Special Report.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the NCA4!

Access information for all webinars can be found on the OneNOAA seminar page

Upcoming NCA4 Seminars: 

July 12th: Climate Science: What’s New? – Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University)
July 19th: Detection and Attribution of Climate Change from the CSSR – U.S. Perspective – Tom Knutson (NOAA-GFDL)
July 26th: Droughts, Floods, and Wildfire – Michael Wehner (DOE-LBNL)
August 2nd: Climate Potential Surprises – Compound Extremes and Tipping Elements – Radley Horton (Columbia University / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
August 9th: Climate Long-Term Climate Mitigation Perspectives and the 2°C Objective – Ben DeAngelo (NOAA)
August 16th: The Causes and Consequences of a Rapidly Changing Arctic – Patrick Taylor (NASA-Langley Research Center)
August 23rd: Climate Tidings of the Tides – Billy Sweet (NOAA
August 28th: The Fourth U.S.

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Participate in CIG- & NW CASC-supported sessions at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

The Climate Impacts Group and NW Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) are convening several sessions at this year’s upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. Please consider submitting an abstract to share research or best practices to any of the following sessions:

Note: Abstracts are due August 1st and 23:59 PM (Eastern). 

Communication of Science: Practice, Research and Reflection

This session, run at both the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting and European Geosciences Union General Assembly, encourages critical reflection on science communication research and practice. This session provides an opportunity for science communication researchers and practitioners to share research outcomes and experiences with program design, implementation and evaluation. 

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Upcoming Lecture by Lai-yung (Ruby) Lueng from PNNL on June 13th

Lai-Yung (Ruby) Lueng will be visiting UW from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) this Friday, July 13th. Ruby will present “An overview of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) in Phase 1 and Phase 2”. This lecture will held in ATG  310 from 1:30-2:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

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New Chapter for Climate Impacts Group Deputy Director, Joe Casola

After three years at the Climate Impacts Group, Deputy Director, Joe Casola, is leaving to start a new chapter in his life as a full-time dad.

Having worked as a graduate student with the Climate Impacts Group in 2005, Joe was no stranger to our mission when he became Deputy Director in July 2015. With a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and experiences in the private (ICF International) and non-profit sectors (as Director of Science and Impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions), Joe brought a strong scientific foundation and extensive experience working with public and private sector decision makers on climate adaptation. 

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Guillaume Mauger featured by King5 discussing sea level rise, storm events and future climate

“Rising seas will threaten more than 7,000 Washington homes by 2045, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Accelerating melt from the Antarctic ice sheet is predicted to cause more frequent and more powerful storms to hammer coastal communities, amounting to potentially billions of dollars of damage over the next several decades.” CIG’s Guillaume Mauger talks climate impacts, the frequency of coastal storms and the influence of the Antarctic ice sheet on sea level rise in WA state with King5’s Giuliana Viglione.

“The difference between the 100-year storm and the ten or two-year storm is pretty minor,” says Guillaume Mauger, a research scientist at the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group. 

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