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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. 

Groundwater basin in California where UC Santa Cruz is doing research.

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.

Salt marsh being studies for restoration.

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.

Scientist measuring salmon.

UCSC’s Center for Coastal Climate Resilience awards over $4.6 million to support California coastal projects

The Center awarded over $4.6 million in funding to 23 UC Santa Cruz research groups for pilot and implementation projects. 

Symposium participants included (left to right) Jeff King and Stephen Hill from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and UCSC’s Michael Beck and Megan Kelso.

Scientists, policy leaders, and insurance experts meet to address climate risks

The Coastal Climate Resilience Symposium held at the Seymour Center focused on integrating nature-based solutions into risk management and insurance.

Coastal flooding is simulated in this game engine model created by Ian Costello.

Waves of resilience

UCSC’s emerging Center for Coastal Climate Resilience is applying scientific research to develop policy around climate change and coastal sustainability, while incorporating the campus’s ideals of social justice and collaboration.

Cover of coral reef restoration report from UC Santa Cruz.

Report provides guide to funding for coral reef restoration projects for risk reduction

UC Santa Cruz played a leading role in a multi-agency group working for the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force to provide guidance on the development of coral reef restoration proposals for federal hazard mitigation funding.

Center for Coastal Climate Resilience director Mike Beck.

UCSC marine sciences professor to lead new Center for Coastal Climate Resilience

Longtime UC Santa Cruz marine sciences professor Michael W. Beck was named as director of the campus’ Center for Coastal Climate Resilience.

Last modified: Apr 15, 2024