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About Us

Our Vision
A world in which resilience is woven into the fabric of strategic and operational decisions.

Our Mission
Cultivate collaborative, trust-based learning environments for applied and interdisciplinary research teams to focus on addressing some of the most significant risks facing their organizations, communities, and the environment.

Group photo of IROCE leaders


 As the concept of IROCE developed, leaders found common goals with the Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE). As the university’s oldest sustainability institute, the ISE was a thriving center for collaborative research, technical assistance, and policy education.

By merging into a single institute, IROCE and ISE bring together leadership and expertise at an organizational and human scale. IROCE advances the University of Oregon’s mission to help tackle challenges faced not only by our organization, but by our larger community.



IROCE Leadership

André LeDuc

Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments

Ken Kato

Location Innovation Lab

Heidi Huber-Stearns

Ecosystem Workforce Program