CPO workshop will establish a Community of Practice for managing coastal water resources

 

High-tide flooding on a sunny day in downtown Miami. (Photo available for use under a Creative Commons License)

On October 10-11 in Silver Spring, Maryland, CPO’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Program and Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) will host a workshop with the Principal Investigators of their new joint research projects. The new projects address the need to collaboratively identify and specify economic impacts of extreme weather and climate-related events in coastal areas. Research results will inform planning and responses to support more resilient U.S. coastal communities and water resources valuable to the blue economy. This upcoming workshop will inform NOAA and other interested parties of these new research projects and establish a Community of Practice with the funded scientists and those interested in potential collaborations and information sharing. Interested NOAA-affiliated staff are welcome to learn more about these projects at October 10th morning session. Please use the registration form below to receive conference materials, which will be sent next week.

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