The MERT-facilitated training supports ONMS in using NOAA’s wealth of data and services as well as building the capacity within ONMS to address research and management challenges in a changing climate.
The continued CPO-Sanctuaries partnership, in collaboration with NOAA Research labs, programs, and individual sanctuaries, will help further advance sanctuary climate science, assessment, and management as well as NOAA’s stewardship mission.
More than 125 participants from across at least 20 programs, agencies and institutions, including NOAA Research programs and labs, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) headquarters and individual Sanctuaries, and external agencies/institutions, joined the Jan. 26-28 workshop.
The workshop will engage members from across NOAA Research through the discussion of how their work can be leveraged to meet the climate science and information needs of sanctuaries and provide opportunities for new partnerships.
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.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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