Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

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).

18 February 2022

MERT and AdSci hold successful focus group on coastal manager blue carbon adaptation and mitigation planning needs

The focus group brought together NOAA practitioners working at the intersection of climate change, blue carbon, and blue carbon habitats to foster discussion on adaptation, mitigation, and coastal ecosystem management.

11 February 2022

MERT and AdSci to hold a focus group on coastal manager blue carbon adaptation and mitigation planning needs

This focus group will bring together NOAA practitioners working at the intersection of climate change, blue carbon, and blue carbon habitats to foster discussion and partnerships while informing the development of CPO projects and initiatives.

MERT supports development of “Climate Change in National Marine Sanctuaries” video 11 February 2022

MERT supports development of “Climate Change in National Marine Sanctuaries” video

This video will serve to increase public awareness of the effects of climate change on national marine sanctuaries and how NOAA is addressing these impacts.

CPO’s MERT gives presentation to NOS Coastal Science Board on the Science for Sanctuaries Initiative 28 October 2021

CPO’s MERT gives presentation to NOS Coastal Science Board on the Science for Sanctuaries Initiative

On October 29, CPO’s Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) is making a presentation to the NOS Coastal Science Board. The presentation will introduce MERT and describe the outcomes and ongoing activities of its Science for Sanctuaries Initiative, aiming to increase cross-NOAA collaborations to advance NOAA's stewardship mission.

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