Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Who is vulnerable and who is resilient to coastal flooding? Lessons from Hurricane Sandy in New York City 31 March 2021

Who is vulnerable and who is resilient to coastal flooding? Lessons from Hurricane Sandy in New York City

Based on primary data that documented the impacts of and recovery from Hurricane Sandy in New York City, researchers identified which of the common indicators reflect vulnerability and resilience to coastal flooding in urban areas. 

Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar 21 February 2021

Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar

The webinar focused on climate adaptation investments, strategies for building more resilient communities, and the challenges and cost of incorporating climate considerations into local planning efforts.

Planning Ahead for Climate Change Protects Fish and Fisheries with Few Trade-offs, Study Says 21 January 2021

Planning Ahead for Climate Change Protects Fish and Fisheries with Few Trade-offs, Study Says

As our climate warms, some marine species are moving northward, diving deeper or shifting their distribution in search of cooler waters, affecting fisheries and fishing communities. But uncertainty regarding whether the benefits of proactively planning for these shifts outweigh the costs has remained a barrier for some to incorporate climate change impacts into ocean plans.  

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries 24 November 2020

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries

An interactive webinar, led by the CPO Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT), featured NOAA CoastWatch staff and focused on how the CoastWatch data, tools, and capabilities can be used to inform sanctuaries science and management, including climate change assessment and adaptation.

MERT Contributes to Launch of National Marine Ecosystem Status Indicators 29 October 2020

MERT Contributes to Launch of National Marine Ecosystem Status Indicators

The new web portal provides data on a number of indicators that track the status and trends of seven major marine ecosystems across the United States as well as a national synthesis.

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