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Since its inception in 1968, APCC has been a science-driven organization for environmental protection and advocacy by applying our scientific knowledge to solving the Cape’s environmental issues.

How do we apply science?

  • Scientifically trained and experienced staff use well-vetted scientific information to evaluate issues, provide recommendations, and plan and implement projects;
  • Our decisions are informed by input from scientists, technical experts and other professionals outside the organization;
  • Partnerships are key for sharing of information to achieve goals;
  • Results of projects are used to evaluate progress in addressing problems;
  • Monitoring programs utilize rigorous quality assurance procedures and are designed to be transparent in order to promote public understanding of the issues; and
  • Science-based projects are designed to address major environmental problems by informing actions such as policies, outreach, or additional scientific activities to achieve results.

Our Science programs