Aug 29 2013

Interior Secretary to Visit Alaska Climate Science Center

Sally Jewell, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, is planning to visit the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) on Tuesday, September 3 and the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CASC) on Wednesday, September 4 to discuss the CASCs role in working with partners to support resource management, planning and adaptation in the face of regional climate change. The AK CASC will discuss their Gulf of Alaska Glacier's project and their other collaborations with researchers from a wide range of state and federal agencies. The PI CASC will discuss the role of climate science in planning for impacts of sea level rise on coastal communities and ecosystems; research and planning for climate impacts to seabirds and their habitat in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument; and the essential role of freshwater assessments and predictions for community planning and risk management.