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CDFW Climate College 2014

In spring 2014 CDFW held the second iteration of its Climate College, focusing on the state’s marine resources. The course described California’s unique challenges and opportunities in managing its 1,100 miles of coastline, bays/estuaries, and marine protected areas under climate impacts. The course also featured case studies to show examples of responses to climate impacts. Lecture topics covered atmospheric changes, physical oceanic changes, sea level rise, ecosystem responses, and conservation planning.

Course Schedule and Materials

The 2014 Climate College consisted of a 7-part lecture series that took place from February through June. Below is an archived list of course topics and speakers, with class recordings.


Opening Class: February 10, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Subject: link opens in new tab or windowClimate Science and Policy (PDF)
This lecture includes introductions by Secretary for Resources John Laird and CDFW Director Chuck Bonham.

Location: State Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA

Speakers

  • John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources
  • Chuck Bonham, Director, CDFW
  • Catherine Kuhlman, Executive Director, California Ocean Protection Council
  • Kurt Malchow, Climate Change Advisor, CDFW
Materials

Class #2: March 10, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Subject: link opens in new tab or windowClimate impacts on California’s marine waters (PDF)

Location: NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 110 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Speaker

  • Nate Mantua, NOAA/Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Materials


Class #3: April 3, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Subject: link opens in new tab or windowClimate Change Impacts: Winds / Upwelling and California Current/Counter Currents (PDF)

Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Pacific Forum, 7700 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA

Speakers

  • Arthur Miller, Ph.D., Research Oceanographer. Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Francisco Chavez, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Materials


Class #4: April 21, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Subject: link opens in new tab or windowClimate Change Impacts: Hypoxia and Ocean Acidification (PDF)

Location: CDFW San Diego Field Office and Laboratory, 3883 Ruffin Road San Diego, CA

Speakers

  • Lisa Levin, Ph.D., Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Gretchen Hofmann, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Materials


Class #5: May 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Subject: link opens in new tab or windowClimate Change Impacts: Sea Level Rise and Extreme Wind and Storm Events (PDF)

Location: State Resources Building, 1416 9th Street, Conference Room 1131, Sacramento, CA

Speakers

  • Tom Suchanek, Ph.D. - Scientist Emeritus and Climate Science Coordinator, USGS

Materials


Class #6: June 5, 2014 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Subject: link opens in new tab or windowClimate Change Impacts to Pelagic Ecosystems (PDF)

Location: Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA

Speakers

  • Bill Sydeman, Ph.D., President and Senior Scientist, Farallon Institute
  • Bill Peterson, Ph.D., Oceanographer, NOAA Fisheries Service

Materials


Class #7: June 26, 2014 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Subject: link opens in new tab or windowClimate Adaptation Case Studies (PDF)

Location: State Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, 11th Floor (Conference Room 1131), Sacramento, CA

Speakers