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 …
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.
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.
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.
This learning exchange will help increase awareness of drought impacts on Sanctuary management and available National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) tools, while also advancing the goal of the Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) to reinforce and expand the application of climate science in National Marine Sanctuaries.