Friday, November 28, 2014

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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MAPP Webinar Series: Marine Ecosystems: Forecasting and Projecting Health and Resource Availability

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Marine Ecosystems: Forecasting and Projecting Health and Resource Availability on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.

SARP Webinar Series (December)

Our series on “Climate Information for Managing Risks In Water Resources” is resuming on Tuesday Dec 3rd at 1:30 p.m. ET.  Our first talk will be by Mark Deutschman, Ph.D., PE.  Mark is a civil engineer and Vice President of Houston Engineering.  He will discuss the work he has done with citizen groups in the Klamath Basin in developing a tool to provide climate and water resource data for decision-making.

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