Guam – The word on climate change will be going out to the community as more research will be done at the University of Guam.
The newly selected Director of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Pacific Islands Climate Science Center David Helweg is on island to establish a partnership with the University of Guam and members of the administration.
Dr. Helweg said chunks of federal funds are ready to be given to UOG for more research and looks forward to the work that will be done. He said, “
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UOG Assistant Vice President for Graduate Studies Dr. John Peterson said, “The purpose of this is trying to bring science to the community. The PICSC sponsors scientific research, it provides seed money for research projects for the faculty of the University of Hawaii, University of Guam and for graduate students. Then the results of the research is something we look forward to communicating to the community in terms of perception of climate change and in terms of preparedness for adaptation of climate change.”
Dr. Helweg said the most effective way of spreading awareness of climate change in the community is through outreach materials and Dr. Peterson said with the new research and funding, planning is in the works.
For more information on the University of Guam Graduate Studies Program, call 735-2676. For more about PICSC, visit www.doi.gov/csc/pacific/index.cfm