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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.
Equatorial cooling in Pacific offset regional rises in temperature, finds CPO-funded research 28 August 2013

Equatorial cooling in Pacific offset regional rises in temperature, finds CPO-funded research

Global mean temperatures have been flat for 15 years despite an increase of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and new research by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that cooling in the eastern Pacific Ocean is behind the recent hiatus in global warming.

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force releases new strategy report 21 August 2013

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force releases new strategy report

A strategy report, outlining a set of principles and recommendations to guide recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, was released on Monday, Aug. 19. The goal of the report – developed by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force – is to support recovery and rebuilding efforts and to enhance the resilience of communities that face increasing risks from extreme weather in the Sandy-affected region.

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