Friday, July 29, 2016

CPO scientists contribute to report on climate change’s impacts to oceans, marine resources

Including members of NOAA’s Climate Program Office, 63 experts from NOAA and other federal, academic, and nongovernmental organizations collaborated on Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate – a comprehensive look at the effects of climate change on the oceans and marine ecosystems under U.S. jurisdiction.

The report was originally prepared as technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment and was published on Sept. 2 in Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review.

The effort, led by NOAA, was collaborative and served as a contribution to the National Climate Assessment, the National Ocean Policy, and the president’s Climate Action Plan.

The report addresses current and projected impacts to physical, chemical and biological ocean systems as well as human uses of the ocean. It also includes descriptions of ocean management challenges and opportunities in a changing climate, as well as preparedness and resilience efforts, which are currently underway.

The report also synthesizes information on projected climate-driven changes in U.S. ocean ecosystems over the next 25 to 100 years.  

The Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate report was designed to help marine resource managers, communities, and businesses understand, prepare for, and respond to climate impacts on the U.S. ocean ecosystem. Furthermore, the report details the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification and summarizes what is known about how these changes will affect human use of marine ecosystems.

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7/29/2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MAPP Programmatic Webinar: The MAPP Program and its FY 2017 Funding Opportunities

In this webinar, we will present on the OAR Climate Program Office, Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) program and its FY 2017 funding opportunities, and hold a Q&A session on program, competitions, and application process. We will provide an overview of the program, including our function within the Climate Program Office and NOAA, our research focus areas, and ways that we partner with other programs within and outside of NOAA. We will describe the two new FY 2017 competitions, which have just been published at and released on Finally, we will discuss the process of applying to MAPP competitions and will include personal tips for putting together a strong application. We will close the webinar with a Q&A session, in which we will answer your questions of general interest in real time via the chat function in WebEx.