Center for Island Sustainability
UOG’s Shelton to speak at Obama Foundation Democracy Forum
Gain hands-on research experience with this paid fellowship opportunity
Call for Proposals | UOG Sea Grant opens research funding opportunity
UOG Expertise: Making use of invasive species as a sustainable resource
In the News: CIS Associate Director Else Demeulenaere officially hooded
2022 Conference on Island Sustainability promotes connectivity, unity across the Pacific
In the News: UOG Conference on Island Sustainability highlights coral reefs as a green industry
MPA students bring discussion on housing to Conference on Island Sustainability
College students throughout Micronesia: Contribute regional scientific data this summer to UOG research program
G3 Conservation Corps invites volunteers to village cleanups
A recently published paper traces the origins of flora in Micronesia using research involving genetic studies and biogeography to ascertain how and when plants began to populate the region.
University of Guam officials shared the island's unique sustainability story at the Global Summit on Island Sustainability in the Galápagos, considered by man to be one of the most ecologically diverse spots on planet earth.
Last month, the participants of the Li'l Sprouts Academy program participated in a fun team exercise organized by the University of Guam Center for Center for Island Sustainability and Sea Grant that highlighted the importance of protecting marine and terrestrial life by keeping litter out of the ocean and land.
The electric vehicle (EV) arrived at Jose Rios Middle School with the Center for Island Sustainability (CIS) outreach team ready to give a presentation to summer school attendees. EV was parked inside the gymnasium to be ready for the grand finale.
Sustainability ensures that the needs of the current generation are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability (CIS) was established in 2009 to lead and support the transition of our island region toward a sustainable future. CIS has since become a focal institute in our region for conducting sustainability- related research and community outreach, in cooperation and coordination with other appropriate government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and community groups to help meet island needs in the broader areas of environment, economy, society, and education.
The UOG Center for Island Sustainability leads and supports the transition of our island region toward a sustainable future.
CIS provides expertise and serves as an honest broker of information on an array of sustainability issues for Guam and Micronesia. The center’s team develops watershed restoration technologies; surveys island biodiversity; conducts coral reef educational outreach; provides energy audits for small businesses; coordinates recycling efforts; and builds local capacity in the marine and environmental sciences, among other projects. CIS encourages action on sustainability to decrease reliance on imports, improve energy independence, and increase food security, in order to reduce the export of money and build a thriving local economy that is more resilient to disasters and global changes.
Director Austin J. Shelton will be one of the speakers at the Obama Foundation Democracy Forum on November 17 in New York City.
Participating undergrads can earn $500 monthly stipends.
Researchers within Micronesia are encouraged to submit their proposals by July 8.
CIS’s Else Demeulenaere shares how to use one of Guam’s invasive plants as a resource.
CIS’ Else Demeulenaere was officially hooded after successfully defending her doctoral thesis at the end of 2021.