The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sciences.
Upcoming Public Events!
Climate, Energy and the Politics of 2016
The Honorable Bob Inglis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1993-1999 and 2005-2011 (R-SC)
Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
George Mason University
In September 2016, Inglis was named to the "Politico 50", Politico's "guide to the thinkers, doers and visionaries who are transforming American politics in 2016.
September 26, 2016
Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers students invited to “Popcorn and Politics: Presidential Debate Watch” at the Eagleton Institute of Politics immediately after the lecture. RSVP required. Click here.
The Sixth Extinction: Public Lecture, Reception, and Book Signing
Elizabeth Kolbert, Pultizer Prize Winner in Non-fiction
October 26, 2016
College Avenue Student Center
126 College Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey
More information here.
Taking Chances: The Coast After Hurricane Sandy
Featuring distinguished faculty and though leaders four years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in our region for an informative dialogue about storms and climate change vulnerability centering on issues raised in the new publication from Rutgers University Press. Read a preview about the book at Rutgers Today.
October 28, 2016
Livingston Student Center
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Rutgers Climate Symposium 2016
Climate Change, Ecology and Health
November 18, 2016
Livingston Student Center
This one-day symposium is intended to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students interested in climate change from institutions in the greater NJ, NY and Philadelphia region.
Charles Benjamin Beard, U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Dina Fonseca, Rutgers University
Sonya Sachdeva, U.S. Forest Service
John Richard Stepp, University of Florida
Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University
Poster Abstract Deadline: 11:59 PM Monday November 7, 2016
Register To Attend: 11:59 pm Monday November 14, 2016
Complete Details Here
Read the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance's new two-volume report on anticipated climate change implications for water supply and possible management scenarios to address challenges in New Jersey.
Preparing for the Impacts of a Changing Climate on Public Health in New Jersey: A Workshop for Public Health Practitioners
On Friday June 3, 2016, Rutgers University hosted a workshop for public health professionals to learn about how a changing climate may affect public health in New Jersey and about strategies to better prepare New Jersey’s public health practitioners and professionals to address these impacts. The workshop was planned planned by the New Jersey Climate Change and Public Health Working Group under the umbrella of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University. Agenda and speaker presentations here.
News In September 2016
Congratulations to RCI affiliate, Mark Robson, Department of Plant Biology for being recognized by his peers in the inaugural Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor’s Awards for Faculty Excellence. Professor Robson is being honored with the International Impact Award.
Rutgers startup XPEED Turbine Technology, which develops aerodynamic technology that could reduce the cost of wind energy, was chosen as one of the Best University Startups are the University Startup Demo Day in Washington D.C. Read more here.
RCI affiliate, David Robinson explains in this Newsworks article that the number of days with maximum temperatures higher than 90 degrees during the summer is higher than average, marking Summer 2016 as the fourth hottest on record for New Jersey.
In this NJSpotlight article, RCI affiliate, Daniel Van Abs, is quoted on the aging water infrastructure in New Jersey.
RCI affiliate, Ben Horton talks about ghost forests being useful indicators of past sea level changes and what can be expected of the future as sea levels continue to rise in this Climate Central article.
The National Academies Press has recently published: The Future of Atmospheric Chemistry Research, Frontiers in Decadal Climate Variability: Proceedings of a Workshop (2016), Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change, and Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems.
A team of researchers led by Rutgers University has released three reports regarding integration of Health Impact Assessment into pre-disaster resilience planning: City of Hoboken, New Jersey Proposed Stormwater Management Plan Health Impact Assessment; Making Healthier Decisions about Disaster Recovery: Opportunities for the Use of Health Impact Assessments; and Mystic Island Voluntary Buyout Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Assessing Health Outcomes of Post-Sandy Decision Making. All three reports plus an overview summary and a recorded briefing and presentations can be found here.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliates Robert Kopp, Clint Andrews, Rebecca Jordan, and Lisa Auermuller, along with Professor Jie Gong who were awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) "Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience" grant. This award is to prepare the workforce that will build coastal resilience in the face of climate risks, by training individuals at the MS and PhD levels who conduct research that integrates all the elements of coastal systems and that communicate effectively with coastal stakeholders in defining research problems, conducting research, and applying research to address real-world resilience challenges. Read more here.
RCI Affiliates Karen O'Neill and Dan Van Abs editors of the new Rutgers University Press book "Taking Chances: The Coast After Hurricane Sandy", discuss the lessons learned in our region. Read more here.
Congratulations to RCI affiliates, Jeanne Herb and Richard Lathrop who were a part of the collaborative team between Monmouth University and Rutgers University that won a $1.2 million Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant to support the MidAtlantic Ocean Data Portal. Read about it here.
National Academies Press has recently published: Opportunities to Improve Representation of Clouds and Aerosols in Climate Models with Classified Observing Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop: Abbreviated Version. Read here.
Congratulations to RCI affiliate Jeanne Herb, who was chosen as a member of the inaugural class of the Robert W. Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Leaders to create collaborative solutions to address health inequities and move communities and organizations towards a "Culture of Health." Read more here.
RCI affiliate, Malin Pinsky is quoted in this Norwich Bulletin article on the dramatic shift in Connecticut’s lobster population which has moved northward due to climate change.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, Short Courses and Seminars
Freie University in Berlin, Germany will be hosting the Berlin Workshop on Bias Correction in Climate Studies from October 4- 6, 2016. More information here.
Rutgers Center for Resilient Landscapes 2016 Fall Symposium will be held on October 6, 2016 in the Cook Student Center, Room 202C. More information here.
Polar2018 will take place in Davos, Switzerland from June 15-27, 2018. Session Proposal deadline is November 30, 2016. More information here.
The Passaic River Symposium VII will be held on October 13th-14th 2016 at Montclair State University. Register online by September 30th, 2016. Click here for more details.
The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace on October 20th-22nd 2016. More information here.
The International Transformational Resilience Coalition will be holding their first conference on “Building Personal and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change” from November 3rd- 4th, 2016 in Washington D.C. Registration here . More information here .
The Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) will be from October 19th-20th, 2016 in Italy. More information here .
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics will be holding their Workshop on Teleconnections in the Present and Future Climate from October 24th- 28th, 2016 in Italy. More information here .
A workshop on Adapting to Climate Change: Actions, Implementations, and Outcomes will be held at the University of Notre Dame from April 28 th - May 1 st , 2017. Proposal deadline is October 1 st , 2016. More information pdf here (567 KB) .
The National Adaptation Forum will be held from May 9 th - 11 th , 2017 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Proposal deadline is September 30 th , 2016. More information here.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
There is a PhD position available in climate dynamics at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. More information here.
Two Tenure-Track Faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Physical Geography at Texas A&M University. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential reference letters here. Application deadline is September 21 st , 2016.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released federal fund opportunity for research to advance its Engineering Laboratory Disaster Resilience programs. Application deadline is September 23 rd , 2016. More information here.
The Rockefeller Foundation & Unreasonable Institute has announced $100,000 in grant funding for their The Future Cities Accelerator Program designed to solve the challenges faced by poor or vulnerable populations living in U.S. cities. Application deadline September 25, 2016. More information here.
Professor of Environmental Science (Assistant, Associate, or Full) position at College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Environmental Science, American University. Application deadline is September 26, 2016. Apply and more information here.
Scientist position in Earth System Predictability Section of the research department at the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting. Application deadline September 26th, 2016. More information here.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the National Wetland Condition Assessment Campus Research Challenge to provide graduate students awards and an opportunity to use national wetland condition assessment data for research and assessment. Application deadline is September 30, 2016. More information here.
The Lemelson MIT program has released a competition for undergraduate and graduate student inventions in healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture and consumer devices. Application deadline is September 30th, 2016. More information here.
Executive Director of CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean- Variability, Predictability, and Change) International Project position for the First Institute of Oceanography and the World Climate Research Programme in Qingdao, China. Application will open October 1st, 2016. More information here.
Research Scientist position in Weather Research and Forecasting soil moisture data assimilation at SUNY University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. Application deadline is October 1st, 2016. More information and apply here.
Tenure track Assistant Professor position at the Department of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware. Email inquiries to veness(at)udel.edu. Application review will begin October 3rd, 2016 until position is filled.
The Coral Reef Alliance is calling for proposals for the Coral Adaptation Challenge. Proposal deadline is October 6th, 2016. More information here.
Tenure Track Faculty position in sustainability science at Montclair State University. Application deadline is October 15th, 2016. Send cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, and information of three professional references to EAEAsearch(at)mail.montclair.edu.
The National Science Foundation has funding available under their Environmental Sustainability program for the following research areas: industrial ecology, green engineering, ecological engineering, and Earth systems engineering. Proposals are due October 20th 2016. Click here for more details and to apply.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) invites proposals for two RFPS to conduct monitoring to collect data that will be used to assess the impact of the suite of 57 resilience restoration projects funded through the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Program. Deadlines: More information here and here..
Ph.D. and postdoc positions with the Geoscientific Alliance of Berlin and Brandenburg on big data & natural hazards/ risk. Application deadline is October 31st, 2016. More information here.
Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute at Colombia University, New York. Application deadline November 1, 2016. More information and apply here.
Max Thomas Full Professorship position in the Department of Geography at the Ohio State University. Priority application deadline is November 15, 2016. More information and apply here.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Association is now accepting proposals for their Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Funding Program. Applications reviewed continuously until November 30, 2018 or until all funds committed. More information here.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a funding opportunity “Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-being in the Gulf of Mexico Region” as a part of the Gulf Research Program. Letter of intent due October 5 th , 2016. Full proposals due December 14 th , 2016. More information here.
Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship. The REI support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and comes with one year of direct cost support. For more information about applying, click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
A visiting assistant professor position, to teach physical geography and climatology is available at Texas A&M University in the Department of Geography. Apply and more information here.