A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Beginning on Monday, March 25, for four months, Dr. David Helweg will serve as the Interim Director of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC). Dr. Helweg's background is in behavioral and ecologic research, and he worked on marine issues on the West Coast, Hawaii, Tonga, and New Zealand before coming to the Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center (PIERC) in 2002 to serve as the Deputy Director. He received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Bachelors from Amherst College. A primary focus of Dr. Helweg's work will be on developing a strategic science focus for the PI CSC, in concert with key partners such as the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) and federal, state, local and other conservation and management partners.