Encyclopedia of Puget Sound now online

A beta version of the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound is now online! Find hundreds of descriptive articles, maps and other media related to Puget Sound ecosystem science at eopugetsound.org. Give us your feedback. Tell us what you would like to see on EoPS pages in the future, and find out how you or your organization can become part of the knowledge network.

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CUW and PSI welcome summer interns

The Center for Urban Waters welcomes nine interns to kick off the second year of its summer internship program. Internships will include collaborations with several Puget Sound area organizations and programs, including the Puget Sound Institute, the Washington Stormwater Center, the Joint Institute of the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, and SoundCitizen. Projects will range from mapping and GIS work, to environmental chemistry and research into green building technologies. Interns are either currently enrolled students, or have recently graduated and will earn required college credits, and/or income.

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Puget Sound Institute welcomes Visiting Scholar Nicole Faghin

The Puget Sound Institute is pleased to welcome Nicole Faghin as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Urban Waters. Faghin serves as a Coastal Management Specialist at Washington Sea Grant, and will act as a bridge between the two organizations, strengthening and developing potentials for collaboration. She will also coordinate the third National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium in Tacoma scheduled for March 25 – 28, 2013, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Urban Waters. Continue reading

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Frontloading the science in anticipation of environmental disasters

Dr. Usha Varanasi

Dr. Usha Varanasi

A recent paper by Center for Urban Waters Distinguished Scholar in Residence Usha Varanasi discusses the decline in America’s baseline ability to use science to plan for and assess highly likely environmental disasters, such as oil spills.

This article first appeared in the May 2012 issue of the journal Fisheries, published by the American Fisheries Society. It is reprinted with permission of Fisheries and the author. Dr. Varanasi is an adviser to the Puget Sound Institute. Continue reading

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Water Symposium roundup

The Center for Urban Waters was pleased to host the 2012 University of Washington Water Symposium on April 18th, at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. The symposium featured more than a dozen speakers on a wide variety of topics related to water issues locally and worldwide. Special congratulations to the symposium’s Best Poster winners Joe Hamman, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Amy Yahnke, UW College of Forest Resources. Continue reading

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