New video series from NOAA Ocean Today explores the role of sea ice in the ocean 21 February 2013

New video series from NOAA Ocean Today explores the role of sea ice in the ocean

The 2012 Arctic summer sea ice extent is the lowest since taking measurement. In a new three-part video series from NOAA Ocean Today, learn about sea ice and why it is so important; how scientists are detecting and measuring change in sea ice; and the impacts of shrinking Arctic sea ice.
CPO's Pulwarty Testifies at Capitol Hill Hearing on Current Drought and Drought Outlook 20 February 2013

CPO's Pulwarty Testifies at Capitol Hill Hearing on Current Drought and Drought Outlook

On Thursday, February 14, Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Director of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), testified at a full committee hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry titled, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics of Disasters for America’s Agricultural Producers.”
CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting 20 February 2013

CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting

Members of the Climate Program Office and investigators from the Environmental Research Laboratories participated in the 4th North American Carbon Program (NACP) All-Investigators Meeting (AIM) in Albuquerque NM, Feb. 4-7.
COCA-Funded Project to Strengthen Climate Understanding & Resilience in the River Valley 19 February 2013

COCA-Funded Project to Strengthen Climate Understanding & Resilience in the River Valley

The Tijuana River Valley in Southern California has been the focus of major restoration, conservation, and research efforts, making it a regional system able to accommodate impacts associated with our changing climate. A project funded by CPO’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications program aims to maintain and improve the resiliency of this region. 

COCA-Funded Project to Evaluate Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Communities in Texas 14 February 2013

COCA-Funded Project to Evaluate Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Communities in Texas

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve is collaborating with Texas Sea Grant to conduct a vulnerability assessment of the Reserve and its surrounding communities.
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