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Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA)

Climate Services Webinar Spotlights Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program PI and Northeast Fisheries Climate Modeling Project

In 2020, the joint CPO-NMFS Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program (CAFA) funded projects to develop integrated climate-fisheries modeling frameworks in four regions, which will evaluate fisheries management and adaptation strategies and serve as pilot projects for the NOAA Climate and Fisheries Initiative. This April 29th webinar will discuss the project in the Northeast region.

Planning Ahead for Climate Change Protects Fish and Fisheries with Few Trade-offs, Study Says

As our climate warms, some marine species are moving northward, diving deeper or shifting their distribution in search of cooler waters, affecting fisheries and fishing communities. But uncertainty regarding whether the benefits of proactively planning for these shifts outweigh the costs has remained a barrier for some to incorporate climate change impacts into ocean plans.  

MERT Facilitates Enhanced Partnership Between NOAA CoastWatch and Sanctuaries

An interactive webinar, led by the CPO Marine Ecosystems Risk Team (MERT), featured NOAA CoastWatch staff and focused on how the CoastWatch data, tools, and capabilities can be used to inform sanctuaries science and management, including climate change assessment and adaptation.

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