Thursday, September 3 at 11:00 AM HST [2 PM PDT/ 5 PM EDT/ 9 PM UTC/ Friday, Sept. 4, 7 AM ChST]
Presented by: Maoya Bassiouni
Pacific Islands Water Science Center, US Geological Survey
Hawai‘i, the name alone elicits images of rhythmic traditional dancing, breathtaking azure sea coasts and scenes of vibrant birds flitting through lush jungle canopy. Unfortunately, the future of many native Hawaiian birds looks grim as diseases carried by mosquitoes are due to expand into higher elevation safe zones.
Dr. Elison Timm will explain his research projects and his understanding of the extent that it is possible to estimate the effects of global warming on severe rainfall events, the length of dry-spells and the magnitude of extreme daily rainfall amounts.
Students participating in the Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) will communicate findings from their research to the local communities to help integrate cultural, community, and experimental approaches to resource management.
Coral reefs are sensitive to changes in the marine environment, including changes to temperature and pollution. Scientists and managers working on this project sought to assess the resilience of reefs in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
It is a challenge to communicate how climate science affects our families, communities, islands, and world. So, how do we engage in climate science conversations with diverse groups of people? Science games at the BioBlitz!
Studies of stream flow in Hawai'i will provide critical information for managing limited freshwater resources, and for understanding how climate change may impact ecosystems, agriculture, and communities that are entirely dependent on freshwater.
Agriculture and agroforestry are important activities for small islands to ensure food security and human health but these activities are threatened by climate change. Researchers are working on a "dashboard" to help island communities adapt.
New research from scientists at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, and the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources seeks to provide better estimates of coastal erosion hazard areas.
Reducing coral reef vulnerability to climate change requires that managers understand and support the natural resilience of coral reefs. To assist these managers, a team of PI CSC-funded researchers undertook a project to help provide valuable information
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center is awarding over $600,000 for research to guide natural and cultural resource managers in helping wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change.
Dr. Weiguang Meng, from the Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology of the China Meteorological Administration in Guangzhou, has joined the dynamical downscaling group at the International Pacific Research Center at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Kelvin Richards, Professor of Oceanography at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), has taken the helm as the University Director for the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center and also the Director of the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC)