The second of five workshops sponsored by NOAA’s Sectorial Applications Research Program, EPA, the Water Environmental Research Foundation and WaterRF took place in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on May 9 and 10. The focus of the workshop was on adaptation strategies and information needs in response to extreme events.
A team of mooring specialists from the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory recently replaced 5 NOAA moorings in the eastern Indian Ocean as part of the Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction (RAMA).
The Third WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop will be hosted by the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) on April 16-20, 2012, in Mombasa, Kenya.
For over 15 years, NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program has been supporting research teams that conduct interdisciplinary and regionally relevant research to inform resource management, planning, and public policy. The program’s new 2011 annual report contains a description of the major activities and accomplishments of the RISAs in 2011.
In partnership with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama Administration has released the first draft national strategy to help decision makers and resource managers prepare for and help reduce the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems, and the people and economies that depend on them.