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NOAA’s Climate Program Office Awards $48.7M to Advance Climate and Decision Support Science, Build Community Resilience 6 October 2020

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Awards $48.7M to Advance Climate and Decision Support Science, Build Community Resilience

“From using machine learning to develop critical atmospheric datasets to creating an experimental system for rapidly assessing causes of extreme events, these new awards will expedite climate science discoveries and build the library of resilience solutions needed to protect all sectors of our economy and environment.”

MERT Partners with Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs 29 September 2020

MERT Partners with Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs

Participants identified rising ocean temperatures; ocean acidification and carbonate dynamics; the impacts of climate variability and change on deep water ecosystems; extreme events; and the ability to predict and project these changes at temporal and spatial scales meaningful to sanctuaries as the most pressing needs.

New Assessment Shows Impact of CPO-Supported Planning Tool on Climate Adaptation Processes 29 September 2020

New Assessment Shows Impact of CPO-Supported Planning Tool on Climate Adaptation Processes

Originally developed through a 2009 CPO/Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Program project, the tool, called "VCAPS," is designed to assist communities in becoming more resilient to climate change and weather events through local vulnerability assessments and climate adaptation planning.

MERT Partners with East Coast and Great Lakes National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs During Virtual Focus Group 23 September 2020

MERT Partners with East Coast and Great Lakes National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs During Virtual Focus Group

Participants identified rising ocean temperatures; ocean acidification and carbonate dynamics; runoff and land/sea interactions; the impacts of climate variability and change on deep water ecosystems; extreme events; and the ability to predict and project these changes at temporal and spatial scales meaningful to sanctuaries as the most pressing needs.

Webinar Recording Now Available: “Environmental Justice/Service Equity: An Equitable Future Within the Water Utility Realm” 23 September 2020

Webinar Recording Now Available: “Environmental Justice/Service Equity: An Equitable Future Within the Water Utility Realm”

This webinar was the second in a series that explores science and research topics relevant to the “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” community of practice.

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