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.

COCA FY2016 -  Ecosystem Services for a Resilient Coast in a Changing Climate 3 October 2016

COCA FY2016 - Ecosystem Services for a Resilient Coast in a Changing Climate

NOAA’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program competitively selected four two-year projects totaling $1,105,115 in grants for the FY2016 Ecosystem Services for a Resilient Coast in a Changing Climate competition.

Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Information Session 3 August 2016

Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Information Session

An information session about the Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications program and its FY17 Competition is scheduled for Monday, August 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT.

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.

 

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report 11 March 2016

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report

NOAA's Climate Program Office released its FY15 Annual Report on March 11, 2016. The report gives an overview of CPO's achievements  in FY15 and highlights the great work done by the Office's Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond to a changing climate.

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