Ocean Climate Program

waves crashing along a rocky shore

The Ocean Climate Program, spearheaded by Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and run out of the Ocean Climate Center, addresses climate change impacts in the North-central California coast and ocean region through fostering awareness, advocating solutions, and promoting action among government agencies, public and private organizations, and individuals to build ecosystem resilience and sustainability.

As part of the Ocean Climate Program, the Climate-Smart Conservation Program integrates climate change science, monitoring, adaptation, mitigation, and communication into sanctuary management to achieve a healthy, resilient ocean for future generations. Beginning in 2008, the Program organizes biennial Ocean Climate Summits to connect information, resources, and people across disciplines, and is an organizing partner for multiple collaborative projects throughout the Bay Area that address climate change impacts to local coastal and marine ecosystems.

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Check out this short film that follows our partners from UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab and Point Blue Conservation Science as they track the dramatic changes we've observed in our local ocean ecosystem over the last few years.