UCSC leaders on stage a APEC

Worldwide leaders convene to protect, advance global biodiversity

UC Santa Cruz hosted the APEC University Leaders’ Forum with UC Davis and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

Coral reefs in the ocean

Coral reefs identified as national natural infrastructure

The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) approved a resolution that designates coral reefs along U.S. states and territories as national infrastructure. 

Water storage being monitored by solar meter.

Rebates can offer solutions to California’s groundwater woes

A study by UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley researchers calculates how a program modeled after rooftop solar metering can enhance the storage of groundwater.

UC Santa Cruz researchers value salt marsh restoration as a crucial tool in flood risk reduction and climate resilience in the San Francisco Bay

Salt marsh restoration can mitigate flood risk and bolster community resilience to climate change in our local waterways, according to a study published in Nature. 

MasterScience: Building Coastal Resilience with Nature with Prof. Mike Beck | AXA Research Fund

Coasts play a central role in our societies and yet, because of climate change, coasts are now at greater risk or erosion and flooding. In this masterclass, Prof. Mike Beck explores the superpower of nature, especially reefs and wetlands, to help coastal communities adapt to climate change. Get familiar with mangroves, marshes and oyster reefs to build climate resilience.

Salmon on its upriver migration through warm shallow water at Halokvik, Nunavut, Canada.

Salmon and other migratory fish play crucial role in delivering nutrients

Pacific salmon can play a key role in transporting nutrients from marine to freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.

Two people on the beach learning to use a drone

UC Santa Cruz researchers build AI to prevent drownings

UC Santa Cruz researchers are developing potentially lifesaving artificial intelligence technology that can monitor shoreline change, identify rip currents, and alert lifeguards of potential hazards.

Long marine lab on the coast of Santa Cruz marine sancuary.

Photos | New exhibits welcome guests at Seymour Marine Discovery Center

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center completed a redesigned exhibit space with a focus on interactive experiences that feature stories of local climate resilience.

Last modified: Apr 15, 2024