NCCOS scientists from the human dimensions team presented completed and ongoing work at the 22nd International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), which took place June 22-26 in Houghton, Michigan. The ISSRM is a venue for presenting cutting-edge research and engaging in productive discussions focused on the sustainable management of natural resources. The theme of this year's symposium was " Transitioning: Toward Sustainable Relationships in a Different World."
NCCOS social scientists presented in a session which focused on topics related to integrating human and ecological dimensions in marine resource management. The presentation, "Climate Vulnerability for Improved Adaptation in Coastal Communities of the Chesapeake Bay," discussed current vulnerability work in the Choptank Habitat Focus Area as well as completed projects for the Town of Oxford and Talbot County, Maryland. The integrated vulnerability assessment framework is being used to evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on coastal communities' social and environmental systems in order to aid planning for adaptation, restoration, and conservation.
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