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NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $38.8M to advance scientific understanding, improve predictions, and enhance community and coastal resilience 1 November 2017

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $38.8M to advance scientific understanding, improve predictions, and enhance community and coastal resilience

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO), a part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has awarded $38.8 million for 78 new projects* in FY 2017. The projects — ranging from advancing the understanding and prediction of drought to building resilience in coastal communities — will expand the breadth and scope of NOAA’s current climate research and offers opportunities for NOAA to collaborate with outside experts and new stakeholders.

Green Infrastructure Effectiveness Database now live 18 July 2017

Green Infrastructure Effectiveness Database now live

This new database allows coastal managers and practitioners to find source information and geographically relevant studies on green infrastructure to reduce coastal hazards impacts. 

CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements 16 May 2017

CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements

CPO is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, which gives an overview of FY16 achievements and highlights the great work done by CPO Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond.

Workshop findings: sustainability challenges for northeastern urban coasts 18 October 2016

Workshop findings: sustainability challenges for northeastern urban coasts

A report of the Sustainable Urban Coasts in the Urban Northeast workshop, hosted in October 2014 at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, was published online by Local Environment.

Global Sea Level Rise in the 20th Century was faster than the past 27 centuries, says a joint report 11 March 2016

Global Sea Level Rise in the 20th Century was faster than the past 27 centuries, says a joint report

The 20th century saw the fastest rise in global sea level (GSL) in 27 centuries, according to a new report supported by NOAA. Partners from Rutgers' University, Tufts' University, NOAA, and other researchers foreign and domestic utilized new statistical modeling techniques that permitted observation of GSL rise and projections for GSL in the 21st century. Previous statistical modeling could only focus at the regional and local levels.

 

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