Sustainable management and resilience of U.S. fisheries in a changing climate: a collaboration between OAR and NMFS 14 December 2015

Sustainable management and resilience of U.S. fisheries in a changing climate: a collaboration between OAR and NMFS

In partnership with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Science and Technology, CPO's Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program competitively awarded seven grants projects in FY 2015 focused on increasing the understanding of climate-related impacts on fish stocks and fisheries.  The roughly $5 million in grants cover a two- to three-year time period.

Intraseasonal Variability of Upwelling in the Equatorial Eastern Indian Ocean 30 November 2015

Intraseasonal Variability of Upwelling in the Equatorial Eastern Indian Ocean

A new CVP-supported study by Chen et al. titled “Intraseasonal Variability of Upwelling in the Equatorial Eastern Indian Ocean” has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

Comparing Two Generations of Climate Model Simulations and Projections of Regional Climate Processes for North America 9 October 2015

Comparing Two Generations of Climate Model Simulations and Projections of Regional Climate Processes for North America

A technical report produced by the NOAA CMIP5 Task Force analyzes how CMIP5--the latest generation of climate model simulations--compares to CMIP3 simulations and projections of regional climate processes for North America.

Comparison of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation between 1960 and 2007 in six ocean reanalysis products 25 September 2015

Comparison of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation between 1960 and 2007 in six ocean reanalysis products

A new CVP-supported study published in Climate Dynamics compares six ocean reanalyses produced under different conditions (forcings, models) to determine how they represented the variability characteristics and mean of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation .

SCIPP RISA highlighted in speech on Senate floor 21 September 2015

SCIPP RISA highlighted in speech on Senate floor

On September 10, 2015, in one of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's weekly speeches about climate, the Senator discussed climate impacts and research in the Gulf of Mexico region and in particular highlighted the research conducted by the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, a NOAA RISA team.

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