California's 4th Climate Assessment-Oceans & Coast Summary Cover--image of Bixby Bridge in Big Sur 8.27.18

California is a global leader in using, investing in, and advancing research to set proactive climate change policy, and its Climate Change Assessments provide the scientific foundation for understanding climate-related vulnerability.  Dr. Charles Colgan, Director of Research at the Center for the Blue Economy, is a co-lead author of: "California's Coast and Ocean Summary Report." 

California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment advances actionable science that serves the growing needs of state and local-level decision-makers from a variety of sectors. The Ocean and Coast Communities Summary Report is part of a series of 12 assessments to support climate action by providing an overview of climate-related risks and adaptation strategies tailored to specific regions and themes. Produced as part of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment and as part of a pro bono initiative by leading climate experts, these summary reports translate the state of climate science into useful information for decision-makers and practitioners to catalyze action that will benefit regions, the coast and ocean frontline communities, and tribal communities.

The Center for the Blue Economy is proud to have Dr. Charles Colgan, Director of Research, as co-author on the Ocean and Coast Summary.

Knowledge Pyramid California 4th Climate Assessment, showing progressive layers of data and analysis that build the summary
Knowledge pyramid for California 4th Climate Assessment, showing progressive layers of data and analysis that build the report. (Credit: Part of California 4th Climate Assessment Report )

For More Information

Read more:  California's Coast and Ocean Summary Report

See the full Report:  California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment