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NCCOS Expertise Contributes to U.S. National Climate Assessment

Four NCCOS scientists wrote a NOAA technical report on “Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate” that led to a chapter in the Third National Climate Assessment (2013), produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Carol Auer, Quay Dortch, Elizabeth Jewett, and Cary Lopez participated in this comprehensive review, wherein 63 experts examined the present scientific understanding of current and projected impacts of climate change on marine systems under U.S. jurisdiction. Additionally, over 20 NCCOS-sponsored scientists contributed research findings to the report on topics such as algal blooms, biogeography, hypoxia, ocean acidification, and fisheries. The technical report was published by Island Press in book format and in journal format by Oceanography and Marine Biology as part of an annual review issue.

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