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Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)

WHRC has a 30 year record of providing technical assistance to partner organizations in developing countries to build capacity to use and interpret results of data, analyses and methods derived from remote sensing technology, including a wide variety of satellite-based instruments to contribute to national strategies for climate mitigation, adaptation and REDD+ Currently we have active programs collaborating with Government agencies, civil authorities, NGOs, universities and research institutions in Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions. WHRC scientists have been active contributors to the IPCC since its inception and regularly host and contribute to side events at the UNFCCC COPs and host international symposia on policy oriented topics that are grounded in


Date of Establishment:

01-Jun, 1987

Purpose of Organization:

WHRC is an independent research institute where scientists investigate the causes and effect of climate change to identify and implement opportunities for conservation, restoration and economic development around the world.

Experience:

WHRC is one of the leading institutions globally in the development and implementation of remote sensing methods and analytical applications for monitoring and measurement of land cover and land use change.
For the past 3 years (2013-2015) Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) has been ranked the world’s number one climate change think tank by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG). The ICCG’s ranking is based on an institution’s activities, publications and dissemination. The methodology employs indicators, including “scientific output, verified through the number and quality of articles it has published in peer-reviewed journals, proceedings and books, its degree of activity in organizing conferences and seminars and in participating in the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and its degree of dissemination through participation in carefully selected international conferences on climate and energy, its web performance and use of social networks.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Congo, Dem.Rep. Of the
  • Ecuador
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • USA

Contact Details
Street Address:
149 Woods Hole Road
Zip Code:
02540-1644
City/Town:
Falmouth
State/Province/Other:
MA
Country:
USA
Telephone No.:
+1-508-5409900
Fax Phone:
+1-508-5401855
Website:
http://www.whrc.org
Email:
kcreighton@whrc.org
Organization founded:
Jun-01-1987

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change - Agriculture/Forestry
  • Climate Change - Others
  • Land Degradation
  • Organization Type:
  • Academic or Research Institution (Academic)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Global

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Philip B. Duffy Key Contact Person
    Position:
    President and Executive Director
    Email:
    pduffywhrc.org

    Contact Person
    Name:
    Mr. G. Ken Creighton Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Principal Forest and Climate Advisor
    Email:
    kcreightonwhrc.org


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