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The Second Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference provides an opportunity to learn about the latest in Pacific Northwest climate change and climate impacts research.

The conference, sponsored by PNW research institutions and federal and state government agencies (see list below), aims to stimulate a place-based (rather than discipline-based) exchange of information about emerging climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science in the PNW. The conference will also include time for presentation of emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to climate impacts and adaptation.

This year's conference will consist of a combination of plenary sessions (focusing on cross-cutting topics of relevance to multiple disciplines and/or with clear practical applications) and poster sessions.

Abstracts will be solicited on a variety of topics related to PNW climate variability and change beginning in May.

Conference Supporters
The Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference is receiving support from a consortium of research groups, federal and state agencies, and non-profit groups, including:

  • Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the University of Washington,
  • EcoAdapt,
  • Idaho's EpSCOR Program,
  • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO),
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
  • North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative,
  • Northwest Climate Change Collaboration (C3),
  • Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI),
  • Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC),
  • Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU), UW School of Forest Resources,
  • The Resource Innovation Group, in affiliation with The Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University ,
  • Washington Department of Ecology,
  • Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife,
  • U.S. Department of Interior Northwest Climate Science Center, and
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region.

Conference host: University of Washington Climate Impacts Group

For more information, please contact
Lara Whitely Binder, UW Climate Impacts Group, 206-616-5349