Portrait of Amy Snover

Marine and Environmental Affairs

Amy Snover

Director, Climate Impacts Group and Co-Director, NW Climate Adaptation Science Center

Amy Snover serves as both director of the Climate Impacts Group and university director of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. She works to improve society’s resilience to natural and human-caused fluctuations in climate by bridging the gap between science and decision-making. Working with a broad range of stakeholders, Snover helps develop science-based climate change planning and adaptation guidance, identify research priorities, and advise on strategies for building climate resilience. She has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Climate Education and Literacy, was a convening lead author for the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment and lead author of the groundbreaking 2007 guidebook, Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments, with over 3,000 copies in use worldwide. Current areas of research include defining successful climate change adaptation, exploring the role of cities in adaptation and identifying the time of emergence of management-relevant aspects of climate change.