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A milestone in advancing the physical science basis of climate variability and change 27 September 2013

A milestone in advancing the physical science basis of climate variability and change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report on “The Physical Science Basis” of climate change has been completed and will appear online on Sept. 30, 2013. This report represents a milestone in the understanding of the Earth system and climate science. Scientific research funded by NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) is foundational to advancing IPCC reports. CPO supports climate science research reflected in the IPCC’s report through its Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); and Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) programs.

COCA funds Climate Field Notes report 24 September 2013

COCA funds Climate Field Notes report

With funding from CPO's Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program, Oregon Sea Grant has released Climate Field Notes, a report providing insights on climate change from the NOAA Sea Grant Network project.

Sustaining National Climate Assessments of Oceans and Coasts workshop report ready for viewing 19 September 2013

Sustaining National Climate Assessments of Oceans and Coasts workshop report ready for viewing

The report from the Sustaining National Climate Assessments of Oceans and Coasts workshop is ready for viewing. This workshop, which took place April 22-23, 2013, was the first of its kind and focused explicitly on the sustained assessment process for a particular sector or region.

CPO science advisor participates in World Economic Forum 10 September 2013

CPO science advisor participates in World Economic Forum

Laura Petes, Ecosystem Science Advisor in the NOAA Climate Program Office, is attending the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, People's Republic of China, from Sept. 10-13. 

CPO scientists contribute to report on climate change's impacts to oceans, marine resources 9 September 2013

CPO scientists contribute to report on climate change's impacts to oceans, marine resources

Including members of NOAA’s Climate Program Office, 63 experts from NOAA and other federal, academic, and nongovernmental organizations collaborated on Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate – a comprehensive look at the effects of climate change on the oceans and marine ecosystems under U.S. jurisdiction.
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