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CPO Marine Ecosystem Risk Team Contributed to Updated National Marine Ecosystem Status Website

On October 25, the NOAA cross-LO Ecosystem Indicators Working Group (EIWG) will launch an update to the National Marine Ecosystem Status (NaMES) website. This website provides a starting point for educators, outreach specialists, and the interested public to explore the status of seven major U.S. marine ecosystems and the nation “at-a-glance.” The site also provides access

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MERT to Assess Sanctuary Perception of CPO-Sanctuary Partnership

The survey allows CPO’s Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) to ensure that it is working with sanctuaries in meaningful and useful ways that help sanctuary staff and managers, thus maximizing the value of the CPO-NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries relationship.

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CPO, NOAA Sea Grant Announce New Green Infrastructure Project in Underserved Great Lakes Region Neighborhoods

This initiative is aimed at improving the resilience of vulnerable Great Lakes communities to the impacts of flooding through equitable and inclusive stormwater and floodplain management.

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CPO Funds University of Vermont Extreme Heat Project

The project will build on outcomes from NOAA’s community-led field campaigns, which have helped engage the Burlington community and have produced critical hyperlocal temperature information. But cities, and Vermont’s smaller cities and communities in particular, need more tools and resources to help them determine the most effective and efficient solutions tailored to their needs.  

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NIHHIS to Host Second Webinar in Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Series

The webinar series features community case studies from the urban heat island mapping campaigns to show how cities are working to address extreme heat risk. The second webinar, “Conducting Heat Vulnerability Indices,” will highlight communities that are examining heat risk exposure and vulnerability.

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NOAA Announces FY22 Multi-stressor Federal Funding Opportunity

NOAA is soliciting proposals to increase our understanding of the combined impacts of multiple stressors, including harmful algal blooms, deoxygenation, ocean acidification, and increasing temperatures, on the function and health of marine ecosystems within the context of climate change. NOAA expects to fund 1–2 projects for up to four years in duration, with an approximate annual budget of $1 million, not to exceed $4 million in total.

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CEE’s John Coggin Speaks to DC-area Media about Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign

Coggin spoke about the importance of the campaign in an interview with NBC4 as he volunteered with the Arlington County, Virginia community in their efforts to map urban heat.

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MERT Publishes National Marine Sanctuary Climate Change Science Priorities Workshop Report

The report summarizes national marine sanctuary climate science and information needs gathered through collaborative, cross-NOAA discussions both during the workshop as well as in focus groups and other conversations over the preceding year.

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