California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations: CaLCOFI studies the marine environment off the coast of California, the management of its living resources, and monitors the indicators of El Nino and climate change.
The California Current Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research: The CCE LTER investigates nonlinear transitions in the California Current coastal pelagic ecosystem, with particular attention to long-term forcing by a secular warming trend, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and El Niño in altering the structure and dynamics of the pelagic ecosystem.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife / Marine Region: The mission of the marine region is to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore California’s marine ecosystems for their ecological values and their use and enjoyment by the public through good science and effective communication. Latest news can be found here.
Catalina Marine Society: an all volunteer, non-profit organization in Southern California dedicated to increasing an understanding of all aspects of the ocean surrounding our coasts and islands, from marine biology to physical oceanography.
Climate Change in the Southern California Bight: a three-year collaborative project funded by USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Pacific Institute: an American non-profit research institute located in Oakland, California which provides independent research and policy analysis on issues of development, environment, and security, with a particular focus on global and regional freshwater issues. The focus of the Institute is to find solutions to problems like water shortages and contamination, environmental conflicts, global climate change, and environmental terrorism. The mission of the Institute is to “conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity—in California, nationally, and internationally.
Partnership for Interdiscpiplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans:PISCO is a long-term monitoring and research program designed to understand the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem.
Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy was established in 2013 to thoroughly review the challenges ahead in addressing the expected impacts of sea-level rise on California and its economy.
The Shore Stations Project: collects and provides access to current and historical data records of sea surface temperature (SST) and salinity (SSS) measurements observed at shoreline stations along the west coast of the United States.
The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel: Comprised of 20 scientists from Caifornia, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, this interdisciplinary panel summarizes knowledge for action on key themes.