Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium

2011 News

November: The final report for the California King Tides Initiative is now available. This project includes several BAECCC partners and collaborators, including NOAA Coastal Services Center, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, the San Francisco Bay and Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserves, California Coastkeeper Alliance, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.

November: The Summary Report for the scoping workshops conducted by the Our Coast Our Future project are now available.

October: BAECCC partners the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, PRBO Conservation Science, US Geological Survey, and the San Francisco Bay NERR are pleased to announce funding has been awarded through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative to extend the scope of the current outer coast Our Coast–Our Future (OCOF) project into San Francisco Bay, as well as provide increased technical assistance to our decision support tool users, both along the outer coast and in the Bay. More details are available here.

October: A summary of the BAECCC quarterly meeting, held on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, is now available. The meeting included presentations by Dr. Benét Duncan from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (Developing a Set of Linked Environmental and Biological Climate Change Indicators for the North-Central California Coast) and Ms. Wendy Goodfriend of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (Innovative Wetland Adaptation Techniques in Lower Corte Madera Creek Watershed). The next quarterly BAECCC meeting will be on January 26, 2012.

September: The next BAECCC quarterly meeting that will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the 11th floor conference room at the California State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway (12th Street BART station). If you cannot attend but wish to participate via teleconference, instructions for calling in are found on the agenda. The next quarterly BAECCC meeting will be on January 26, 2012.

September: As a member of BAECCC, the California State Coastal Conservancy is now requesting Statements of Qualifications for a full-time coordinator to assist develop and implement a process to update the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Report. The successful contractor will have knowledge about climate change assessments for estuaries in California, as well as a background in environmental laws, policies and programs pertaining to climate change adaptation and impact reduction. Statements of Qualifications are due October 14, 2011.

July: The next quarterly meetings of BAECCC have been scheduled. The meetings will occur on September 28, 2011, January 26, 2012, April 26, 2012, and June 28, 2012. To receive agenda packets for these meetings and other announcements, please apply to join BAECCC’s Google Group.

June: BAECCC participants met on June 29th at the Bay Conservation and Development Commission. Among the agenda items were a presentations by Dr. Lisa Micheli of the Pepperwood Foundation (A Research Framework for Bay Area Conservation and Climate Adaptation)and Mr. Bruce Riordan of the Joint Policy Committee (Bay Area Climate and Energy Resilience Strategy). A meeting summary can be downloaded here.

May: BAECCC will be organizing two sessions at the 10th biennial State of the Estuary Conference about climate-driven ecological change and its management implications. Save the date for this conference, which will be held September 20-21, 2011, at the Oakland Marriott City Center (near the 12th Street BART station).

May: BAECCC collaborators PRBO Conservation Science, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and US Geological Survey have been invited to submit a full proposal to the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative for their project “Our Coast–Our Future: Planning for Sea Level Rise and Storm Hazards in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

April: BAECCC participants met on April 11, 2011, at the California State Coastal Conservancy.  Among the agenda items were presentations by Nicole Heller of Climate Central about their work bringing scientists and journalists together to deliver high quality information about climate change to the general public, and by Matt Gerhart of the Coastal Conservancy on the Conservation Lands Network and the Upland Habitat Goals Project. A meeting summary can be downloaded here.