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CPO’s Marine Ecosystems Climate Risk Team (MERT) Leads Session At International Marine Protected Areas Congress 5 2 February 2023

CPO’s Marine Ecosystems Climate Risk Team (MERT) Leads Session At International Marine Protected Areas Congress 5

MERT aims to provide climate research and information to reinforce and expand the application of climate science in National Marine Sanctuaries activities, and ultimately improve long-term planning and management of the Sanctuaries System in support of NOAA’s Stewardship mission.

Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard for Heat Released as Outcome of Heat Risk Team FY21 Competition 3 November 2022

Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard for Heat Released as Outcome of Heat Risk Team FY21 Competition

This methodology, extended from the original Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard (PIRS) approach, enables communities to understand their net impact on heat resilience planning and policies to see where they are reducing heat and also where they may be adding to the problem.

1 July 2022

MERT and Sanctuaries Hold Webinar to Introduce PSL Marine Heatwave Forecasting Tool to Sanctuary Managers

This June 29 webinar served to foster CPO and OAR’s growing partnership with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS).

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