Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina 16 December 2020

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina

A recently completed project developed recommendations to better communicate drought to decision makers and resources that present user-driven drought information in infographics and fact sheets.

NIDIS Releases Pacific Northwest DEWS Strategic Plan 8 December 2020

NIDIS Releases Pacific Northwest DEWS Strategic Plan

The plan outlines priority tasks and activities to build drought early warning capacity and resilience.

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.

NIDIS Releases Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy 24 November 2020

NIDIS Releases Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy

The Strategy will lead to improved drought monitoring, forecasting, and resilience for tribal nations.

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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