New Interactive Tool: Water Utilities and Climate 23 September 2020

New Interactive Tool: Water Utilities and Climate

A background on the effects of climate on stormwater and wastewater services

Called a story map, the interactive tool provides a background on stormwater and wastewater services for decision makers, scientists, and others working with or providing climate information and data for water utilities.

MERT Hosts Successful Virtual Focus Group Identifying West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries Climate Science Needs 22 September 2020

MERT Hosts Successful Virtual Focus Group Identifying West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries Climate Science Needs

Participants identified rising ocean temperatures, ocean acidification, deoxygenation, harmful algal blooms, extreme events, and the ability to predict and project these changes at scales meaningful to sanctuaries as the most pressing needs.

CPO MERT member Zac Cannizzo leads learning exchange for National Marine Sanctuary System 11 August 2020

CPO MERT member Zac Cannizzo leads learning exchange for National Marine Sanctuary System

Climate change threatens valuable marine ecosystem resources managed by sanctuaries. These learning exchanges allow sanctuaries and partner offices to learn from each other about how to incorporate information into management strategies to reduce climate risks. 

MERT organizes first of series of NOAA Research-Office of National Marine Sanctuaries discussions 29 July 2020

MERT organizes first of series of NOAA Research-Office of National Marine Sanctuaries discussions

These discussions are an early step in achieving the goal of increased connectivity between NOAA Research capabilities and sanctuary climate information needs under CPO's Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT) initiative.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative 2 July 2020

NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative

The Initiative aims to create more cohesion across CPO’s climate and decision science programs, while strengthening partnerships inside and outside of NOAA, to ultimately help advance climate science understanding and reduce impacts in a set of four climate-related risk areas.

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