Climate Change Resilience Index

2013-10-01 — 2015-04-01

Our goal is to develop a suite of indicators that will reflect resource resilience to impacts related to sea level rise, increased water temperature, changed precipitation patterns, and increased storm intensity and frequency. The suite of indicators will be integrated into the Chesapeake Bay Report Card. We estimate that this process will be achieved over a two-year period and will be an important evolution in the Chesapeake Bay Report Card, and for environmental reporting globally.

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Mills Creek Report Card

2013-09-04 — 2014-03-31

The primary objective of this project is to collate data, review indicators and synthesize both to effectively report the health of Mills Creek. Mills Creek is a small tributary to Sandusky Bay on the south-central shore of Lake Erie. The Mills Creek watershed is largely developed by a combination of urban and agricultural land uses.

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Design and layout of Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan

2013-08-26 — 2013-11-30

In 2009, Governor Martin O’Malley and Maryland’s General Assembly charged the State with developing a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan that will reduce greenhouse gases 25 percent below a 2006 baseline level by the year 2020. This report provides a detailed overview of Maryland’s Plan, describing Maryland’s vulnerability to climate change and detailing Maryland’s 150-plus Greenhouse Gas Reduction programs and initiatives and their associated benefits.

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Rookery Bay NERR

2013-08-01 — 2014-01-31

The primary objective of this project is to collate data, review indicators, and synthesize both to effectively report the health of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in southwest Florida. Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America.

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Development of the America's Watershed Initiative Report Card

2013-05-07 —

This project will help facilitate, assess, and produce the America's Watershed Initiative Report Card. The report card will describe the health of the Mississippi River Basin based on six main goals (water supply, flood risk reduction, economies, ecosystems, recreational, and transportation).

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Development of Dam and River Conceptual Diagrams

2013-04-01 — 2015-12-31

Seqwater is the Queensland Government Statutory Authority responsible for ensuring a safe, secure and reliable water supply for South East Queensland, Australia, as well as managing catchment health and providing recreational facilities to the community. IAN has been contracted to produce conceptual diagrams of a multiple of dams and river systems that describe the water quality of the waterways and influences on the watershed.

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Lake Tahoe conceptual diagrams

2013-03-01 — 2014-12-31

Degradation of nearshore quality is a primary concern of Lake Tahoe’s residents and stakeholders. Issues impacting the nearshore environment include visible algal growth as well as the establishment and threat of aquatic invasive species. This project seeks to improve the effectiveness of communicating the results and findings of the Evaluation of Nearshore Ecology and Aesthetics Project to informed stakeholders, the general public, and the science community.

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Linking Habitat Restoration and Fish Productivity

2013-03-01 — 2013-04-30

Working with staff at Restore America's Estuaries, IAN staff will develop a marketing report to describe the links between coastal habitat restoration and fish productivity to non-science audiences. The report will highlight selected fish lifecycles and describe how each stage is dependent on key coastal and estuarine habitats.

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USA-Australia Virtual Environmental Partnership

2013-03-01 — 2015-12-31

The primary goal of the project is to educate and inform responsible stewardship of water resources between U.S. and Australian students through an interactive- virtual partnership. Our vision and motivation is to build an environmental education platform capable of implementing a robust and long-term cyber education program based on state of the art science with a global perspective.

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