Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

CPO MERT member Zac Cannizzo leads learning exchange for National Marine Sanctuary System 11 August 2020

CPO MERT member Zac Cannizzo leads learning exchange for National Marine Sanctuary System

Climate change threatens valuable marine ecosystem resources managed by sanctuaries. These learning exchanges allow sanctuaries and partner offices to learn from each other about how to incorporate information into management strategies to reduce climate risks. 

MERT organizes first of series of NOAA Research-Office of National Marine Sanctuaries discussions 29 July 2020

MERT organizes first of series of NOAA Research-Office of National Marine Sanctuaries discussions

These discussions are an early step in achieving the goal of increased connectivity between NOAA Research capabilities and sanctuary climate information needs under CPO's Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT) initiative.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative 2 July 2020

NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative

The Initiative aims to create more cohesion across CPO’s climate and decision science programs, while strengthening partnerships inside and outside of NOAA, to ultimately help advance climate science understanding and reduce impacts in a set of four climate-related risk areas.

CPO’s Marine Ecosystem Climate Risk Team launches partnership with NOAA's Ecosystem Indicators Working Group 16 June 2020

CPO’s Marine Ecosystem Climate Risk Team launches partnership with NOAA's Ecosystem Indicators Working Group

The partnership will help advance the Working Group’s multi-year indicator and platform development effort. 

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