Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

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.

MERT Identifies Synergies Between Sanctuary Climate Science Needs and NOAA Research Science, Capacity, and Products 7 October 2020

MERT Identifies Synergies Between Sanctuary Climate Science Needs and NOAA Research Science, Capacity, and Products

Particular focuses included the need for increased understanding of subsurface parameters; the ability of multiple labs and programs to provide needed climate expertise and information; and a desire to engage in an iterative process of project and tool development with sanctuary partners.

MERT Partners with Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs 29 September 2020

MERT Partners with Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs

Participants identified rising ocean temperatures; ocean acidification and carbonate dynamics; the impacts of climate variability and change on deep water ecosystems; extreme events; and the ability to predict and project these changes at temporal and spatial scales meaningful to sanctuaries as the most pressing needs.

MERT Partners with East Coast and Great Lakes National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs During Virtual Focus Group 23 September 2020

MERT Partners with East Coast and Great Lakes National Marine Sanctuaries to Identify Climate Science Needs During Virtual Focus Group

Participants identified rising ocean temperatures; ocean acidification and carbonate dynamics; runoff and land/sea interactions; the impacts of climate variability and change on deep water ecosystems; extreme events; and the ability to predict and project these changes at temporal and spatial scales meaningful to sanctuaries as the most pressing needs.

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