OCCRI's 10th Anniversary Symposium

Hi Ron,

Just wanted to make sure you and the UO contingent got this invite - I know there’s a competing event going on in Eugene that day, and we apologize for that schedule conflict!

Kathie Dello, Associate Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University  t: @kathiedello  // p: 541.737.8927

From: osredkes@oregonstate.edu

Subject: OCCRI's 10th Anniversary Symposium

Date: May 2, 2019 at 2:58:53 PM PDT

To: kdello@coas.oregonstate.edu

Reply-To: osredkes@oregonstate.edu


OCCRI's 10th Anniversary Symposium

When: May 20th, 1-5 plus reception 5-6

Where: Memorial Union, Oregon State

Please join the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) on May 20th for our 10th Anniversary Symposium followed by a reception. This FREE event will celebrate the past, present, and future of climate change research in Oregon and will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions focused on climate science supporting solutions.

This event, beginning at 1:00 pm, will be held in the Memorial Union at Oregon State University, Room 13 (Multipurpose room). Following the Symposium, we will be hosting a reception from 5 to 6 pm with food and drinks.

Featured speakers include: Dr. Phil Mote (former OCCRI Director), Director Janine Benner (Oregon Department of Energy), Director Jim Rue (Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development), and many more.

We hope to see you there!

Peter Ruggiero
Interim Director of Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)

Kathie Dello
Associate Director of Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)

Please contact Susan Ostredker with any questions: Susan.Osredker@oregonstate.edu

About OCCRI (http://www.occri.net/):

Following what was outlined in the original legislation that established OCCRI (HB3543) the institute serves a number of unique and critical functions for the State of Oregon:

• OCCRI facilitates research on climate change and its impacts on the environment, communities, and economies; OCCRI is the hub of a network of over 150 scientists and practitioners interested in climate change and its impacts

• OCCRI serves as a climate change information clearinghouse, and provides expert consultation to local, county, and state agencies; The climate change information and technical assistance that OCCRI provides to these entities is geared towards assisting them in developing climate change policies, practices, and programs such as adaptation plans.

• OCCRI also produces a periodic assessment report on the state of science of climate change as it applies to Oregon, the last report being the Fourth Oregon Climate Assessment Report that was released just earlier this year in January (http://www.occri.net/publications-and-reports/4th-oregon-climate-assessment-report-2019/)

Since it was founded in 2009, OCCRI has more than delivered on the legislative vision of providing critical seed funding to leverage significant external resources. Roughly $160K/year in state support over the past 10 years has resulted in OCRRI winning dozens of grants and contracts totaling ~20 million in research awards to OSU and partner institutions such as PSU and UO.