The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sicences.
Focus on Climate Change and Agriculture: New Jersey
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Climate Change and the Jersey Shore: Impacts on Coastal Communities, Ecosystems and Economies
This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University, explores climate change and its effects on the Jersey Shore. Experts discuss temperature changes, sea level rise, coastal flooding, and ocean acidification and how this impacts communities, ecosystems and coastal economies.
New Jersey's Changing Shorelines
This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University), describes the dynamics of New Jersey's Atlantic Coast shoreline since the 19th Century, using both historical maps as well as satellite image animation from 1984 - 2012 along NJ's entire Atlantic coast. Viewers can observe periods of erosion, beach narrowing and beach widening as these change over time.
New Jersey Populations Vulnerable to Climate Change
This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, describes demographic and geographic attributes of socially vulnerable populations in New Jersey and their relation to flooding as an environmental hazard associated with a changing climate. The video is informed by research conducted by researchers at Rutgers University, which facilitates the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance.
Climate Change and Flood Risk for New Jersey's Senior Citizens
This video, produced by the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University) describes the risks faced by NJ's elderly population with a focus on flooding and storm surge hazards associated with a changing climate.
News In February 2016
The Rutgers Gardens is expanding to include sustainable farming in order to teach students about organic agriculture and strengthen community outreach. Click here to read more about the expansion.
RCI affiliate Alan Robock, comments on how geoengineering experiments would have to be extremely large in order to show significant climate response in this Slate.com article.
RCI affiliate, Daniel Van Abs discusses a shift in thinking to more focused projects for more effective and timely flood protection in New Jersey in his njspotlight.com article.
In this New York Times article RCI affiliate Dina Fonseca, comments on the preventative measures that can be put in place to address a threat from the Zika virus in New Jersey.
RCI Co-director Anthony Broccoli and RCI affiliate Jeanne Herb were guests on the Green Hour’s first live show Framing the Future in which they discussed the Paris COP21 accord and climate change. Click here to read the synopsis.
Rutgers Professor Jason Grabosky discusses planning for a changing climate when picking out tree species to plant on the golf course in this Golf Course Industry article.
RCI Affiliate Robert Kopp is a member of the National Academy of Sciences committee which deliberated over this National Academies Press release: Assessment of Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon. Read the
Associate Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, Marjorie Kaplan was featured in the Daily Targum discussing her recent lecture on climate change adaptation in NJ.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, and Seminars
Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy Conference will be held at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, NJ on April 27-28th 2016. Click here for more information and to register.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 C3E Poster Competition. The conference showcases the work of women in clean energy. Undergraduate females, graduate students and postdocs may apply. Applications and posters are due February 22nd 2016. The 2016 C3E Symposium will be held on May 31st 2016 at Stanford University. Click here to learn more and to register.
The Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference will be held April 4th-6th 2016 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD. Click here for more information and to register.
Resilience by Design University- Fundamentals Symposium and Workshop will be a two day symposium and workshop to learn the fundamentals of resilience. The first day will be February 19th 2016 at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The second day will be February 20th 2016 at New York University. Click here to register and to learn more.
The 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration along with the 25th Biennial Meeting of the Coastal Society will be held December 10-15th 2016 at the Hilton New Orleans River-side, New Orleans, Louisiana. Deadline for presentations, sessions and posters is May 2, 2016. Clickhere for more information.
Fixing Flooding: One Community at a Time, Innovative Solutions using Green Infrastructure to be held Friday, February 26, 2016 from 8:30 to 5:00 pm at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville. The conference will appeal to a broad range of Raritan constituents including planners, engineers, floodplain managers, environmental commissions, green teams, landscape architects, and more. Clickhere for more information.
The 3rd Sea-Level Rise Summit: Connected Futures from Alaska to Florida will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 3-5th 2016. Poster session abstracts due March 28, 2016. For more information click here.
The Environmental Protection Agency is looking for submissions from Alaskans on the impact of climate change to their state, the project is titled Alaskan Voices on Climate. More information here.
Introduction to the Electric Power Industry short course by RCI Affiliate Frank Felder, Bloustein School of PLanning and Public Policy. March 14th 2016, 8:30am to 5:00pm. Learn more here.
In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets continuing studies course by RCI Affiliate Frank Felder, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. March 15th and 16th 2016, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Learn more here.
Cost Benefit Analysis of Energy Efficient and Renewable Projects continuing studies course by RCI Affiliate Frank Felder, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. March 17th 2016, 8:50am to 5:00pm. Learn more here.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEE) 2016 Market Transformation Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Baltimore Regency from March 20th to March 22nd 2016. Registration starts February 3rd 2016. Click here to learn more and to register.
The Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis is accepting submissions for their special Climate Change issue; the issue is entitled Climate Change: Engaging Power Struggles and Structural Inequalities in Mitigation, Adaptation and Development. Faculty and graduate students alike are encouraged to submit their work. Submission deadline: March 15th 2016. Click here for more information on how to submit.
The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) will be holding their 2016 conference titled Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice. The conference will be held in Washington, DC on June 26th-29th 2016.To find out more about the conference click here.
Food Waste-to-Energy Conference will discuss the potential for low-carbon energy generation from food waste and the challenges and opportunities. The conference will be held at the Rutgers EcoComplex from April 27th-28th 2016. For more information, click pdf here (430 KB).
Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference will help decision makers at the local level learn how to prepare for severe weather, climate impacts, and build resiliency into your community plans. The conference will be held from April 4th-6th 2016 at Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Click here to register and click here to learn more about the conference.
The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association (NJEPA) Conference provides training and promotes the development of public and private partnerships in the planning, coordination, recovery and mitigation of all types of emergencies. The conference will be held May 2nd-6th 2016 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Registration to attend the event will open January 2016.
The 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting will be held 21-26th February 2016 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cosponsored by AGU, ASLO, and TOS the meeting will consist of a variety of programs covering topics in all areas of Ocean Sciences. Registration for this meeting will open in fall 2015. Click here for more information.
2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference, February 3-4, 2016, Wilmington, Delaware. Various topics related to wetlands on agenda, including climate change. More information here.
GIS Tutorial for Atmospheric Sciences for basic GIS fundamentals using weather and climate data. Free or download after you register on the course site. Sponsored by UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. For more information click here.
The website, MOOC-List provides a list of free online courses on climate change here.
Introduction to Sustainable Development course through Coursera and Columbia University. Course is ongoing and is free and open to all. Click here to take the course.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
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The $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition to incentivize innovative approaches to addressing carbon emissions and better understand the potential for converting carbon dioxide in high-value products. There are two competition tracks and a $7.M grand prize for the winners. Registration must be completed by April 30th 2016. Click here to learn more and click here to register.
The National Science Foundation’s Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change has over $11 million available in funding for projects related to the paleoclimate and Earth’s climate system. Proposals are due October 17th 2016. Click here for more information and to apply.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a software engineer for terrestrial systems modeling and environmental data science. Applications are due May 1st 2016. Click here to learn more and apply.
The National Science Foundation has funding available under their Environmental Sustainability program for the following research areas: industrial ecology, green engineering, ecological engineering, and Earth systems engineering. Proposals are due October 20th 2016. Click here for more details and to apply.
The University of Colorado is seeking a Research and Service Climatologist/Drought Specialist. For full consideration applications should be submitted by February 21st 2016. Clickhere to learn more and apply.
Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES) is seeking students for their summer school program at University of Virginia, after which they will be placed in 8-week paid internship programs at various NASA research centers. Applications are due March 1st 2016. Click here to learn more and to apply.
USDA Climate Change Program Specialist - Foreign Ag Service Employee Detailed to USAID. Application deadline February 16, 2016. Complete details here.
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer Policy Internship Program. The application deadline is February 26, 2016. Complete details here.
The Hudson River Foundation is offering several fellowships to support living expenses and graduate research that involves the health and ecosystem of the Hudson River. Click here for more information and to apply.
Columbia University is seeking an Associate Research Scientist for the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. Application is due ASAP. For more information and to apply, click here.
Multiple fellowship/internship positions for post docs, graduate and undergraduates relating to forestry and resilient landscapes are available through the Rutgers Center for Resilient Landscapes. Learn more here.
The Rutgers Energy Institute Summer Internships 2016 for Rutgers undergraduate students to help students understand the breadth of the energy challende by enabling them to work on their own research project. Application materials are due March 11th, 2016. Learn more here.
Breakthrough Generation Summer 2016 Fellowships from the Breakthrough Institute for college seniors, recent college graduates or postgraduate students in one of three program areas. Energy and Climate; Conservation and Development; Economic Growth and Innovation. Applications are due Februrary 16th 2016. Learn more here.
RE-volv 2016-17 Undergraduate Student Team Solar Ambassador Program: Re-volve finances solar projects for nonprofits and cooperatives that serve their community. Applications for 3-5 person undergraduate student teams are being sought for the 2016-17 program which gives students an opportunity to spearhead a solar project by partnering with a community -serving nonproft or cooperative that they want to solarize and have a representative of the facility indicate their interest in participating in the program. Applications are due February 29th 2016, to learn more and apply, click here.
The Department of the Interior has a grant opportunity titled Coral Reef Initiative Program with available funds of $1,000,000. Coral Reef Initiative Program provides grant funding for management and protection of coral reefs in the insular areas (Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau). Applications are due April 1st 2016. To learn more on how to apply, click here.
The New Jersey Water Environment Association offers over $43,500 in awards to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate work in the fields of engineering and science. Applications are due March 2nd 2016. To learn more about applying and eligibility, click here.
The Delaware River Watershed Initiative has opportunities for funding for regional experts in the field of watershed science and management. There are opportunities for research in specific topics: climate change is identified as one of the multidisciplinary priority areas. Letter of intent is due February 15th 2016. For more information and application timeline, click here.
The Gulf Research Program's 2016 Exploratory Grants funding opportunity is now open. Applications are being accepted for innovative research projects that seek to break new ground in Informing Coastal Community Planning and Response to Environmental Change in Regions with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations. Application details, including eligibility requirements and review criteria, are posted here. Letters of intent (required) are due at 5pm ET on February 17, 2016.
Northern Arizona University is looking for applicants for their Grand Canyon Semester for the fall 2016 semester, this upcoming semester’s focus is on climate adaptation. Applications are due February 15th 2016. Click here to learn more and apply.
Michigan Tech University is seeking an Assistant Professor in Climate Science with expertise in atmospheric science, hydrology, and/or surficial geology processes applied to paleoclimate reconstruction or modern climate variability and impacts. Applications are due ASAP. Click here to learn apply and learn more.
Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher for Benefit Analyses of Vehicle and Fuel Technologies. Qualified individuals should have a Ph.D. degree in transportation, mechanical or environmental engineering, or a related field. Application is due ASAP. Click document here (29 KB) for more information on how to apply.
Three faculty positions at Tufts University in Water, Health, Security and Sustainability: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering; Food Systems, Sustainability and Climate Change; and Bridge Professorship in Water, Health and Security. Click pdf here (301 KB) for more information.
The New Jersey DEP is now accepting applications for their Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Grant Program. Funding categories include costal lakes, flood risk reduction infrastructure, stormwater management, and beneficial use of dredge material. Applications are due April 20th 2016. To learn how to apply and for more information, click here.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a Climate Risk and Adaptation Scientist/ National Drought Mitigation Center Director. This position is available as either associate of full professor. Review of applications will begin on January 15th 2016. For further information click here.
The Rutgers Energy Institute is hosting its annual Energy Innovation Contest. The goal of this competition is to develop an implementable plan reducing student energy consumption on campus as well as promoting awareness about smarter eco-friendly practices across campus. Students must demonstrate how energy can be conserved by creating innovative solutions to common energy expenditures. Cash awards will be given to the best three submissions. Intent to submit entry must be sent to Beatrice Birrer at bea(at)marine.rutgers.edu by February 26th 2015. The actual proposals are due by March 25th 2015 and must be sent to bea(at)marine.rutgers.edu. For further information, click here.
Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley expected start date of July 1, 2016. Details pdf here (56 KB).
Brown University is looking for an Endowed Chair in Water Research (Associate or Full Professor). An ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements, record of successful research funding, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teach and advising. For further details and application, click here.
Brookings Institution is now hiring a Senior Fellow & Director for the Energy Security & Climate Initiative. The Director will be a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program. The candidate should have expertise in energy security, energy economics and climate policy, as well as a detailed knowledge of U.S. and international energy markets, and expertise in the geopolitics of energy, energy sustainability and/or climate change. Applications are due ASAP. For further information and application, click here.
The NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is looking for a Community-Based Retrofit Accelerator Policy Advisor to plan and implement a targeted community-based outreach and technical assistance program to accelerate energy efficiency, water conservation, and clean energy improvements in small- and mid-sized multifamily buildings. Applications are due ASAP. For information and application, click here.
The Rossby Centre, a section of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has an open position of a Science Communicator. Information here.
Food and Agriculture Internship Program, RTI International. Several internships in areas including Agriculture & Agribusiness and Food & Nutrition Security are open for application. Applications are due ASAP. Complete information can be found pdf here (311 KB).The EPA has more than $54 million in Funding and Technical Assistance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments. For the list of specific grants available and deadlines click here.
Postgraduate research project training opportunity with the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities. The position will support equity issues and the Making A Visible Difference in Communities effort in the Office of Policy (OP). Appointment is one year and participant will receive a stipend. Master’s degree and U.S. citizenship required. Apply here. Application due as soon as possible.
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000. The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. More information and instructions on how to apply are available on the NRC Research Programs website.
Rutgers faculty, staff and students have free subscriptions to COS-PIVOT, a powerful search engine for finding funding opportunities and scholar profiles from within Rutgers and outside of the university.
Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship. The REI support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and comes with one year of direct cost support. For more information about applying, click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.