Manager Climate Corps
Pacific Islands Climate Science Center

UH Hilo Pacific Islands CSC Staff

Sharon Ziegler-Chong photoSharon Ziegler-Chong

Director, Pacific Island Program for Exploring Science (PIPES); Unit Leader, Hawaiʻi Cooperative Studies Unit (HCSU)

Contact: Tel: (808) 933-0759, Sharon’s Email, Sharon’s Website

Scott Laursen photoScott Laursen

Technical Projects Specialist, Pacific Islands Climate Science Center

Contact: Tel: (307) 699-0123, Scott’s Email, Scott’s Website

Sharon Ziegler-Chong

Program Coordinator

Within the MCC, Sharon guides the development of the MCCʻs professional networks and products which bridge communities, natural resource managers, policy professionals, cultural practitioners, and multidsciplinary academic realms in support of academic tools that are immediately utilized by local professionals and communities.

Scott Laursen

Technical Projects Specialist

Scott develops and implements on-the-ground collaborative products, events, and forums within the MCC.

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Partner Agencies

Pacific Islands Climate Science CenterUH ManoaUniversity of GuamDepartment of the Interior


Contact MCC Staff

  • Sharon Ziegler-Chong: Project Coordinator
  • Phone: (808) 933-0759
  • Email: ziegler@hawaii.edu

  • Scott Laursen: Technical Projects Specialist
  • Phone: (307) 699-0123
  • Email: slaursen@hawaii.edu

The MCC partners with the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program at UH Hilo and is a part of the larger tri-university consortium of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI-CSC).