Two months after MAPP’s Marine Ecosystem Task Force published a comment in Nature calling for clearer definitions of marine heatwaves, a newly published article in Frontiers assesses marine heat waves in the Mediterranean Sea and questions the usefulness of fixed or moving baselines.
CPO’s Marine Ecosystems Climate Risk Team (MERT) Leads Session At International Marine Protected Areas Congress 5
MERT aims to provide climate research and information to reinforce and expand the application of climate science in National Marine Sanctuaries activities, and ultimately improve long-term planning and management of the Sanctuaries System in support of NOAA’s Stewardship mission.
MERT and Sanctuaries Hold Webinar to Introduce PSL Marine Heatwave Forecasting Tool to Sanctuary Managers
This June 29 webinar served to foster CPO and OAR’s growing partnership with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS).
The session will be held in February 2023 and will serve to expand CPO’s work with national marine sanctuaries and MPAs to an international forum by leveraging CPO’s world-class climate communication’s program and the experience gained through over two years of the Marine Ecosystem Risk Team Initiative.
MERT and AdSci to hold a focus group on coastal manager blue carbon adaptation and mitigation planning needs
This focus group will bring together NOAA practitioners working at the intersection of climate change, blue carbon, and blue carbon habitats to foster discussion and partnerships while informing the development of CPO projects and initiatives.
This video will serve to increase public awareness of the effects of climate change on national marine sanctuaries and how NOAA is addressing these impacts.
CPO’s MERT gives presentation to NOS Coastal Science Board on the Science for Sanctuaries Initiative
On October 29, CPO’s Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) is making a presentation to the NOS Coastal Science Board. The presentation will introduce MERT and describe the outcomes and ongoing activities of its Science for Sanctuaries Initiative, aiming to increase cross-NOAA collaborations to advance NOAA’s stewardship mission.
The Marine Ecosystem Risk Team has been recognized by NOS for outstanding leadership.
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