Team & Partners

Primary responsibility for PIRCA is shared by:

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Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment, Hawai‘i and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands Regional Author Team

Coordinating Lead Author

David Helweg
Director, DOI Pacific Islands Climate Science Center

Regional Chapter Lead

Victoria Keener
Principal Investigator, Pacific RISA
Fellow, East-West Center

Chapter Authors

Susan Asam
Principal, ICF International

Seema Balwani
Pacific Islands Regional Coordinator, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

Maxine Burkett
Associate Professor of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law

Charles Fletcher
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geology and Geophysics, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Core Science Team, 2012 PIRCA

Stephen Anthony
Director, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center

Tim Brown
Director, Western Regional Climate Center

Jeff Burgett
Science Coordinator, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative

Dolan Eversole
Waikīkī Beach Management Coordinator, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant

Melissa Finucane
Senior Fellow, East-West Center
Senior Social and Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

Charles Fletcher
Associate Dean, SOEST, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Victoria W. Keener
Fellow, East-West Center
Lead Principal Investigator, Pacific RISA

John J. Marra
Regional Climate Services Director, Pacific Region
NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Center for Weather and Climate (CWC)

Mark Merrifield
Professor, Department of Oceanography, SOEST, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Stephen E. Miller
Science Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Britt Parker
Climate Change and International Coordinator; NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

Noriko Shoji
Science Division Director, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Deanna Spooner
Coordinator, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative

Jean Tanimoto
Coastal Management Specialist,  NOAA

Thomas Giambelluca
Professor of Geography, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Malia Nobrega-Olivera
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Jeffrey Polovina
Scientist Emeritus and former Chief of Ecosystems and Oceanography Division, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Gordon Tribble
Director, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center