CSCOR Active in Regional Climate Change Impact Research through its Coastal Ecosystem Effects of Climate Change (CEECC) Program
Climate change has a profound impact on coastal and marine environments. Coastal decision makers need scientific information in order to appropriately manage coastal ecosystems impacted by climate change. The goal of CEECC research is to develop a predictive understanding of coastal ecosystem responses to climate in order to inform and facilitate management of the impacts of climate change.
Based on the groundbreaking results from her Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise program, CSCOR program manager Carol Auer was invited to speak about the program and serve on a climate change panel at the Coastal States Organization (CSO) Annual Meeting (Oct. 15-18, 2007 in Woods Hole, MA), the 23rd Annual National Estuarine Research Reserve Meeting (Oct. 22-26, 2007 in Shepherdstown, WV), and the 10th Annual Southern and Caribbean Coastal Management Regional Meeting (Nov 5-8, 2007 in Lafayette, LA). In addition, Carol held a Sea Level Rise workshop in Pensacola, Fl January 22-24, 2008 to create a framework to expand her Sea Level Rise program to the Florida/Alabama Panhandle. For more information contact Carol.Auer@noaa.gov.
CSCOR participated in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) managers meeting October 22-25 in Shepardstown, WV to present different aspects of their climate change research. NERRS managers were introduced to an ecological forecasting tool that will enable them to assess climate change impacts in their estuaries. This tool was developed through the research project Climate Change and Intertidal Risk Analysis, supported through CSCOR