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New data pinpoints pollution’s health risks

The popular Environmental Health Disparities map developed by DEOHS and partners to explore environmental health disparities & vulnerabilities in Washington gets an update. Esther Min, CHanGE member and 2022/23 Innovation Grantee, is quoted.

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New Research Finds No Safe Space for 12 Key Species Amid Climate-Induced Changing Ocean Conditions

For the generations who grew up watching Finding Nemo, it might not come as a surprise that the West Coast has our own version of the underwater ocean highway – the California Current marine ecosystem (CCME). New research led by Dr. Jennifer Sunday from McGill University and Dr. Terrie Klinger from the Washington Ocean Acidification Center within EarthLab at the University of Washington warns that climate impacts will significantly affect twelve economically and culturally important species home to the CCME over the next 80 years.

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Watch the recordings from the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

Last month, three UW researchers representing two EarthLab organizations presented at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference. Their research centered around ocean equity and access to data. If you were unable to participate but are curious to learn more, you can watch the presentation recordings here.

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Three UW researchers to present & attend 2022 UN Ocean Conference on assessing global ocean equity

Next week, UW will be sending researchers to the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference, which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from June 27-July 1. This five-day conference will seek to advance momentum around science-based innovative solutions related to global ocean action within the UN Sustainable Development Goal #14: “to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” 

In partnership with the UW Office of Global Affairs, researchers from The Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center and the Washington Ocean Acidification Center – two EarthLab member organizations within the UW College of the Environment – will be presenting their research in real time (both virtually and in-person) at the conference.

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UN Ocean Conference Side Event | “Ocean Acidification: Co-designing data connections to underserved communities for equitable outcomes”

The University of Washington’s Washington Ocean Acidification Center and Ocean Nexus Center are hosting a side event “Ocean Acidification: Co-designing data connections to underserved communities for equitable outcomes” during the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 30th, 2022. The event will highlight successful partnerships with Indigenous, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and other underserved communities on co-designing activities for adaptation and response strategies.

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EarthLab Member Organization NW CASC is hiring a Deputy University Director

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is a federal-university partnership that produces accessible science on climate change impacts and adaptation actions for Northwest resource managers and decision makers. NW CASC is now hiring a Deputy University Director to play a leading role in the NW CASC’s efforts to foster actionable adaptation science across the Northwest. The salary range for this position is $84,000 to $99,600 annually, depending on experience. Applications received by July 15, 2022 will be prioritized.

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