Wanda Crespo-Acevedo was recently hired through the contractor, Lynker, as the new Climate Adaptation Program Specialist in support of the NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program (RISA) in Puerto Rico. This position is co-hosted in Puerto Rico by the USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry (USDA-IITF) Caribbean Climate Hub and the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CARICOOS).
The NOAA RISA’s Program specialist will facilitate the connection between climate impacts and adaptation research and the planning and preparedness activities of significance to the territory. According to the job description, the responsibilities of this position include:
1. Assisting the decision making and research communities in Puerto Rico around the topic of climate adaptation
2. Translating findings from climate assessments and studies into products and materials that support decision makers
3. Convening scientists and managers/planners around key topics to support adaptation planning and implementation.
Wanda’s position will help establish critical interagency and community-based partnerships necessary to further climate adaptation planning and preparedness in Puerto Rico.
For more information, contact Wanda Crespo-Acevedo.