Despite an increased reference to the link between climate change and human mobility (which includes displacement, migration, and planned relocation), there is a dearth of knowledge on how shifts in population patterns intersect with underlying socioeconomic, cultural, political, and environmental processes and resources that either enable or constrain the ability of people to cope where they are or force them to move due to lacking support or constrained resources. As part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Coastlines and People (CoPe) Research Coordination Network (RCN) grant entitled “People on the Move in a Changing Climate (PEMOCC)” led by the Georgia Sea Grant Program, USC Sea Grant convened a virtual workshop in fall 2022 to facilitate a discussion among experts and stakeholders for the identification of the scientific infrastructure that is required to conduct place-based, use-inspired collaborative research on climate-induced human mobility and regionally tailored educational and engagement strategies. USC Sea Grant continues the work of identifying and addressing community needs as they pertain to climate-induced human mobility.

Our national PEMOCC team is planning some exciting activities for 2024, and we’ll be sure to share more information about these soon. To keep up to date, we encourage you to sign up for USC Sea Grant’s AdaptLA mailing list and for the PEMOCC Research Coordination Network updates if you haven’t already.


PEMOCC Southwest Regional Workshop Summary Report (2024)


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Suggested Citation: Alvarez K, Stevenson C, Shore L, Davidov A, Grifman P. (2024). People on the Move in a Changing Climate: Southwest Regional Workshop Synthesis. University of Southern California Sea Grant.


PEMOCC Southwest Workshop Summary (hosted September 2022)


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Learn about the PEMOCC Southwest Workshop