Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

NOAA Climate Program Office’s 2022 funding opportunity is now open 8 July 2021

NOAA Climate Program Office’s 2022 funding opportunity is now open

Approximately $15 million will be available for about 90 new awards, pending budget appropriations, with most awards funded between $50,000 and $300,000 per year.

MERT Publishes National Marine Sanctuary Climate Change Science Priorities Workshop Report 7 July 2021

MERT Publishes National Marine Sanctuary Climate Change Science Priorities Workshop Report

The report summarizes national marine sanctuary climate science and information needs gathered through collaborative, cross-NOAA discussions both during the workshop as well as in focus groups and other conversations over the preceding year.

NIDIS and MERT Host Webinar to Explore Drought Impacts on Marine Sanctuaries, Tools for Management 15 June 2021

NIDIS and MERT Host Webinar to Explore Drought Impacts on Marine Sanctuaries, Tools for Management

This learning exchange will help increase awareness of drought impacts on Sanctuary management and available National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) tools, while also advancing the goal of the Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) to reinforce and expand the application of climate science in National Marine Sanctuaries.

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries-Climate Program Office Collaborations Lead to NOAA CoastWatch Training Course 20 April 2021

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries-Climate Program Office Collaborations Lead to NOAA CoastWatch Training Course

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.

MERT to Continue Partnership with Sanctuaries and NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment in FY 2021 28 February 2021

MERT to Continue Partnership with Sanctuaries and NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment in FY 2021

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.

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