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Cal-Adapt is a Project of:

California Energy Commission

It is the California Energy Commission's mission to assess, advocate and act through public/private partnerships to improve energy systems that promote a strong economy and a healthy environment.  With energy challenges facing the state, the Commission and its dedicated staff of state employees stand ready to turn challenges into opportunities and help Californians continue to have energy choices that are affordable, reliable, diverse, safe, and environmentally acceptable.

California Natural Resources Agency

California Natural Resources Agency's mission is to restore, protect and manage the state's natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration and respect for all the communities and interests involved.

Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER)

The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER). PIER's studies the environmental effects of energy technology and energy production, delivery, and use in California with goal of enhancing California's overall environmental quality. Based on the inextricable link between energy and greenhouse gas emissions, research into climate change is vital to this mission.

Cal-Adapt Contributors uses Google’s strengths in information and technology to build products and advocate for policies that address global challenges.

Amy Luers (formerly of provided an initial vision, key advocacy to secure funding, and advisory oversight to support the development of Cal-Adapt.

Pacific Institute

The Pacific Institute is a nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.

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Santa Clara University

Department of Civil Engineering

With an exciting balance between hands-on-learning, theory and real-world applications, the Department of Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University offers an excellent program that prepares civil engineers to be valued contributors to society through the planning, design, construction, maintenance and practical research of the infrastructure essential to our civilization and quality of life.

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography

California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP)

The California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP) and the California Climate Change Center (CCCC) aim to develop and provide better climate information and forecasts for decision makers in California, Nevada and the surrounding region. By working directly with users, CNAP and CCCC are working to evaluate climate information needs and utility from the user perspective.

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UC Berkeley

Geospatial Innovation Facility

The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources provides leadership and training across a broad array of integrated mapping technologies. The GIF offers innovative geospatial approaches to environmental research projects and grant opportunities. 

The GIF integrated contributed data and developed the Cal-Adapt website.

UC Merced

Climate Applications Lab

The Climate Applications Lab at UC Merced is headed by Dr. Anthony L. Westerling. The main focus of their research is wildfire-vegetation-climate interactions, wildfire modeling, wildfire forecasting, impacts of climate change in wildfire and air quality, impacts of wildfire on the carbon budget and policy implications on regional to global scales.

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Sea Level Rise

The USGS Sea Level Rise project comprises an approach for determining how multiple drivers of environmental change would interact to change ecosystems targeted for restoration.

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Climate Tools

Data Access



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