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Description1. Develop a sustainable, state-of-the-art observational network. 2. Develop tool kits for data collection and submission by interest groups. 3. Develop a data inventory for all the potential sources. 4. Evaluate the feasibility of data sharing with the significant data collection organizations (e.g., DFO, Environment Canada, provincial government). 5. Develop a data management and transmission portal concept and pilot project. 6. Improve flood warning dissemination through the use of technology. 7. Increase public awareness, support, and use of flood forecasting products. 8. Enhance overall governance and funding for flood forecasting, management, and damage recovery. (More…/PDF)
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            Need A multi-agency effort to integrate health and climate concerns into decision making
            Description A multi-agency effort to integrate health and climate concerns into decision making must address several key questions: (A) What are the threats to health and what groups are vulnerable? (B) What is it that climate change will fundamentally change about health that will require new programs or actions? (C) What existing programs, protocols, and training need to change or receive increased investment to augment their capacity? (D) What areas that cannot be adequately protected should receive stricter development regulations or higher investments in remediating existing stressors?(More…/PDF)
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            • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
            Priority
            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
            Discipline
            • Climate Society Interactions
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            • Public Health and Safety
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            • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
            SourceBoicourt K. and Z.P. Johnson (eds.). 2011. Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change, Phase II: Building Societal, Economic, and Ecological Resilience. Report for Maryland Commission on Climate Change.
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              NeedA clearinghouse for transportation-relevant climate change information so they officials can plan and adapt
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              • Services: Training and Capacity Building
              • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
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              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
              Discipline
              • Physical Science
              • Climate Society Interactions
              Sector
              • Infrastructure
              Region
              • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
              SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                NeedA comprehensive catalog of climate data for the northeast region that includes historical data sets and current observations
                DescriptionA comprehensive catalog of climate data/metadata, including historical and current observations in formats designed to serve an array of stakeholders including modelers, resource managers, coastal managers, and the public at large. (More…/PDF)
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                • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                PriorityHigh
                Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                Discipline
                • Physical Science
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                • Public Health and Safety
                • Infrastructure
                • Managed Ecosystems
                • Natural Ecosystems
                Region
                • Regional Or State -- New England
                SourceNortheast Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)
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                  NeedA consortium to promote collaborative research, monitoring and data sharing on changing forests
                  DescriptionA consortium to promote collaborative research, monitoring and data sharing on changing forests (More…/PDF)
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                  • Services: Engagement
                  Priority
                  Focus AreaConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                  Discipline
                  • Ecological and Biological
                  Sector
                  • Managed Ecosystems
                  • Natural Ecosystems
                  • Biota
                  • Economic Resources
                  Region
                  • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                  SourcePennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report: Risks and Practical Recommendations. 2010.
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                    NeedA federal program focused on the reevaluation of existing design standards for transportation infrastructure and the continual development of new standards as climate change predictions are updated
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                    Type
                    • Services: Engagement
                    • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
                    Priority
                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                    Discipline
                    • Climate Society Interactions
                    Sector
                    • Infrastructure
                    Region
                    • National
                    • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                    SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                      NeedA forum for gathering information on potential impacts of climate change on disease, morbidity, and mortality
                      DescriptionA forum for gathering information on potential impacts of climate change on disease, morbidity, and mortality to assist public health programs and inform the public.(More…/PDF)
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                      • Services: Engagement
                      • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                      Priority
                      Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                      Discipline
                      • Climate Society Interactions
                      Sector
                      • Public Health and Safety
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                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                      SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                        NeedA framework for making protection, abandonment, and retreat/relocation decisions about coastal infrastructure
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                        • Services: Engagement
                        • Services: Training and Capacity Building
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                        Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                        Discipline
                        • Climate Society Interactions
                        Sector
                        • Infrastructure
                        Region
                        • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                        SourceMaryland Commission on Climate Change. 2008. Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase I: Sea-level Rise and Coastal Storms. Adaptation and Response Working Group.
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                          NeedA GIS compatible climate tool for ecological managers and researchers
                          DescriptionA tool that puts spatially referenced point data into climate grid data, downscales current climate data, and is GIS compatible; might incorporate climate model data with empirical data from monitoring stations.(More…/PDF)
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                          • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                          • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
                          • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
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                          Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                          Discipline
                          • Physical Science
                          • Ecological and Biological
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                          • Managed Ecosystems
                          • Natural Ecosystems
                          • Biota
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                          • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                          SourceMultiple
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                            NeedA mechanism for transportation professionals and researchers to encourage sharing of best practices to address the potential impacts of climate change
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                            • Services: Engagement
                            PriorityHigh
                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                            Discipline
                            • Climate Society Interactions
                            Sector
                            • Infrastructure
                            Region
                            • National
                            • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                            SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                              NeedA tool to archive and disseminate data about agriculture hazards
                              DescriptionIncreased monitoring of hazards and events, i.e. crop loss, reduction in dairy production, cost of property damaged should be disseminated and archived.(More…/PDF)
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                              • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
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                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                              Discipline
                              • Ecological and Biological
                              • Climate Society Interactions
                              Sector
                              • Managed Ecosystems
                              Region
                              • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                              SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                NeedAcquisition of spatial and socioeconomic data regarding human uses of marine resources
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                                • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                Priority
                                Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
                                Discipline
                                • Climate Society Interactions
                                Sector
                                • Managed Ecosystems
                                • Natural Ecosystems
                                • Social and Cultural Resources
                                • Economic Resources
                                Region
                                • Regional Or State -- New England
                                SourceThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. Management and Administration. Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Volume 1.
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                                  NeedAid development of public alert systems for catastrophic events
                                  DescriptionAid development of public alert systems for catastrophic events to improve emergency response outcomes (More…/PDF)
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                                  • Services: Engagement
                                  • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                  • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                  Priority
                                  Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                  Discipline
                                  • Climate Society Interactions
                                  Sector
                                  • Public Health and Safety
                                  Region
                                  • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                  SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course, Pennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report, Preliminary Assessment of Rhode Island’s Vulnerability to Climate Change and its Options for Adaptation Action
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                                    NeedAn efficient monitoring program that informs an adaptive management decision framework
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                                    • Data: In situ Observations
                                    • Data: Observing Systems
                                    • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
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                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Conservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                    Discipline
                                    • Physical Science
                                    • Ecological and Biological
                                    Sector
                                    • Managed Ecosystems
                                    • Natural Ecosystems
                                    • Biota
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                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                    SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                      NeedAnalysis of potential insurance industry policy changes in high risk areas in NJ’s coastal zone
                                      DescriptionAs New Jersey attempts to understand the economic risks and benefits of coastal development and redevelopment, it will be important to understand the impacts of changes to economic drivers such as the insurance industry. (More…/PDF)
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                                      • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                      Discipline
                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                      • Infrastructure
                                      • Social and Cultural Resources
                                      • Economic Resources
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                                      • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                      SourceNew Jersey Coastal Management Office. 2011. New Jersey Section 309 Coastal Programs Assessment and Strategy for 2011-2015.
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                                        NeedAnalysis on synergistic effects of climate change and natural thermal variation within the Gulf of Maine
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                                        • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                        • Physical Science
                                        Sector
                                        • Managed Ecosystems
                                        • Natural Ecosystems
                                        • Biota
                                        Region
                                        • Regional Or State -- New England
                                        SourceNye, J. 2010. Climate Change and its Effects on Ecosystems Habitats and Biota. State of the Gulf of Maine.
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                                          NeedAnalysis on the cost of changes from climate change impacts on the Gulf of Maine ecosystem
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                                          • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                          Priority
                                          Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
                                          Discipline
                                          • Climate Society Interactions
                                          Sector
                                          • Managed Ecosystems
                                          • Natural Ecosystems
                                          • Biota
                                          • Economic Resources
                                          Region
                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                          SourceNye, J. 2010. Climate Change and its Effects on Ecosystems Habitats and Biota. State of the Gulf of Maine.
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                                            NeedAssess projected impacts of increased flood frequency and volume on municipal water and wastewater utilities
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                                            • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                            Priority
                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                            Discipline
                                            • Physical Science
                                            Sector
                                            • Public Health and Safety
                                            • Infrastructure
                                            Region
                                            • Regional Or State -- South East
                                            SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                              NeedAssessment of climate impacts on transportation infrastructure, and the rail system in particular
                                              DescriptionAssessment of potential risks to, and opportunities for, the state's rail system (More…/PDF)
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                                              • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                              • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                              PriorityHigh
                                              Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                              • Physical Science
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                                              • Infrastructure
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                                              • Regional Or State -- New England
                                              SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                NeedAssessment of coastal risk management at several scales (state, regional, local) and within different socioeconomic contexts
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                                                • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                Priority
                                                Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                Discipline
                                                • Physical Science
                                                • Climate Society Interactions
                                                Sector
                                                • Infrastructure
                                                Region
                                                • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                  NeedAssessments to identify and prioritize undeveloped, ecologically, and economically important lands for conservation that consider sea-level rise and its associated effects
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                                                  • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Conservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                  Discipline
                                                  • Ecological and Biological
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                                                    Region
                                                    • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                    SourceMaryland Commission on Climate Change. 2008. Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase I: Sea-level Rise and Coastal Storms. Adaptation and Response Working Group.
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                                                      NeedAssociated research on climate change impacts on hydrology, and aslo hydropower infrastructure
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                                                      • Data: In situ Observations
                                                      • Data: Observing Systems
                                                      • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                      PriorityHigh
                                                      Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                      Discipline
                                                      • Physical Science
                                                      Sector
                                                      • Infrastructure
                                                      Region
                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                      SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.; NOAA, EPA Survey to Determine Cross-sector Needs for Climate Information.
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                                                        NeedAssociated research on the effects of ocean acidification on marine species
                                                        DescriptionAssociated research on the effects of ocean acidification on marine species (e.g., shellfish, plankton, corals, protected species, including candidate species and species of concern) and ecosystems.(More…/PDF)
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                                                        • Data: In situ Observations
                                                        • Data: Observing Systems
                                                        Priority
                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
                                                        Discipline
                                                        • Physical Science
                                                        • Ecological and Biological
                                                        Sector
                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
                                                        • Biota
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                                                        • Regional Or State
                                                        SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                          NeedAt least two permanent tide gauges should be established in the upper Bay of Fundy (Cumberland Basin and Minas Basin to begin toestablish long-term records of storm surge events
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                                                          • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                          Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                              SourceAn Evaluation of Flood Risk to Infrastructure Across the Chignecto Isthmus A Report produced for the Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association December 2012
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                                                                NeedBaseline inventory of location/type of man-made or armored shoreline
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                                                                • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                Priority
                                                                Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                                Discipline
                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                Sector
                                                                • Infrastructure
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                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                SourceConnecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Office of Long Island Sound Programs. 2010. Updated Assessment and Strategy of the Connecticut Coastal Management Program.
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                                                                  NeedBest available scientific information on past, current and future changes in climate and factors related to riverine habitat
                                                                  DescriptionBest available scientific information on past, current and future changes in climate and related factors for habitat conservation managers to design and implement conservation efforts for riverine habitats (More…/PDF)
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                                                                  • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                  • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                  • Products: Hindcasts (climatologies, models)
                                                                  • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                  • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
                                                                  • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                  Priority
                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                  Discipline
                                                                  • Physical Science
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                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
                                                                  • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                  • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                  • Biota
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                                                                  • International
                                                                  • National
                                                                  • Regional Or State
                                                                  SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                    NeedBest management practices that support use of more adaptable crops and effective growing practice to build resilience in food production systems
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                                                                    • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                    • Services: Management Guidance (i.e. structured decision making)
                                                                    • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
                                                                    Priority
                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
                                                                    Discipline
                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                    Sector
                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                    • Economic Resources
                                                                    Region
                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                    SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                      NeedBest practices concerning infrastructure such as materials used, roof strength and foundation in light of climate change predictions
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                                                                      • Services: Engagement
                                                                      • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                      • Services: Management Guidance (i.e. structured decision making)
                                                                      • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
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                                                                      Focus Area
                                                                      Discipline
                                                                      • Physical Science
                                                                      Sector
                                                                      • Infrastructure
                                                                      Region
                                                                      • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                      SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                        NeedBest practices for approval processes and building codes to incorporate climate change impacts and life-cycle costs in development and construction activities
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                                                                        • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                        Priority
                                                                        Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                          Sector
                                                                          • Public Health and Safety
                                                                          • Infrastructure
                                                                          • Economic Resources
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                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                            NeedBetter decision support tools are needed to assist transportation decision makers
                                                                            Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                            • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                            • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                            Priority
                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                            Discipline
                                                                            • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                            Sector
                                                                            • Public Health and Safety
                                                                            • Infrastructure
                                                                            • Economic Resources
                                                                            Region
                                                                            • National
                                                                            • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                            SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                                                                              NeedBetter definition of high resolution (10 km, one km, 10 degree, or 1 degree variance), so that modelers can make models compatible with fisheries (and other managers') needs.
                                                                              Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                              • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                              • Services: Engagement
                                                                              Priority
                                                                              Focus Area
                                                                              Discipline
                                                                              • Physical Science
                                                                              Sector
                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                              • Biota
                                                                              Region
                                                                                SourceUnderstanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions. Providence, RI; July 23, 2013. Meeting Notes.
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                                                                                  NeedBetter identification of thresholds for increased wildlife mortality
                                                                                  DescriptionResearch determining key temperature ranges of threshold mortality for species of interest(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                  • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                  • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                  Priority
                                                                                  Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                  Discipline
                                                                                  • Ecological and Biological
                                                                                  Sector
                                                                                  • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                  • Biota
                                                                                  Region
                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                  SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, NY. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                    NeedClimate based decision tools for strategic water management
                                                                                    DescriptionWarmer summers will create challenges for water management, requiring strategic water management in the agriculture sector(More…/PDF)
                                                                                    Type
                                                                                    • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                    • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                    • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
                                                                                    Priority
                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                    Discipline
                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                    • Economic Resources
                                                                                    Region
                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                    SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, NY. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                      NeedClimate tools that allow temperature and precipitation data to be queried by specific thresholds as opposed to current data deliverables, which often have fixed formats
                                                                                      Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                      Type
                                                                                      • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                      • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                      Priority
                                                                                      Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                      Discipline
                                                                                      • Physical Science
                                                                                      Sector
                                                                                      • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                      • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                      • Biota
                                                                                      Region
                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- South East
                                                                                      SourceDow, K. 2012. Climate Information Needs in the Southeast: Analysis of Requests. CISA Research Report 2012-02. Columbia, SC: Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA).
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                                                                                        NeedCoastal and Marine Spatial Plan that incorporates stakeholder engagement and recognizes relationship with fishery activities
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                                                                                        • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                        • Services: Engagement
                                                                                        Priority
                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                                                        Discipline
                                                                                        • Physical Science
                                                                                        Sector
                                                                                        • Infrastructure
                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                        Region
                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                        SourceNew Jersey Coastal Management Office. 2011. New Jersey Section 309 Coastal Programs Assessment and Strategy for 2011-2015.
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                                                                                          NeedCoastal and marine vulnerability assessments scaled so that they are useful for habitat management: river basins, estuaries, and coastal ecosystems
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                                                                                          • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                          PriorityHigh
                                                                                          Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                          Discipline
                                                                                          • Physical Science
                                                                                          Sector
                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                          • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                          • Biota
                                                                                          Region
                                                                                          • National
                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                          SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                                            NeedCollaboration between Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) and other federal programs to create mapping products; training for state staff to create mapping products
                                                                                            DescriptionShare results of Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) mapping priorities effort with NOAA and other federal programs to identify funding or in-kind staff time to create mapping products; Train state staff to create mapping products(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                            • Services: Engagement
                                                                                            • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                            Priority
                                                                                            Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                            Discipline
                                                                                              Sector
                                                                                              • Infrastructure
                                                                                              Region
                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                              SourcePersonal Communication
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                                                                                                NeedCollaboration to develop contingency plans to respond to climate change impacts on water supplies
                                                                                                Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                Type
                                                                                                • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
                                                                                                Priority
                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
                                                                                                Discipline
                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                                                Sector
                                                                                                • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                Region
                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                  NeedCombined water quality and quantity models to address spill mitigation, turbidity, water demand changes, and drought issues
                                                                                                  Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                  Type
                                                                                                  • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                  • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                  Priority
                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                  Discipline
                                                                                                  • Physical Science
                                                                                                  Sector
                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                  SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                    NeedCommunicate projections for heat waves, temperature extremes and air quality action days, to inform and prepare local emergency services
                                                                                                    Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                    Type
                                                                                                    • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                    Priority
                                                                                                    Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                    Discipline
                                                                                                    • Physical Science
                                                                                                    Sector
                                                                                                    • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                    Region
                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                    SourceNew Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire’s Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future. March 2009.
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                                                                                                      NeedCommunity partnerships to increase public health capacity
                                                                                                      Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                      • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                      • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                      • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
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                                                                                                      Focus Area
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                                                                                                        Sector
                                                                                                        • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                        Region
                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                        SourceSummary: Preliminary Assessment of Rhode Island’s Vulnerability to Climate Change and its Options for Adaptation Action. February 2010.
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                                                                                                          NeedComprehensive monitoring effort that supports an accessible database to track species range shifts
                                                                                                          DescriptionComprehensive monitoring effort that supports an accessible database to track species range shifts and other indicators of habitat and ecosystem response to climate change (More…/PDF)
                                                                                                          Type
                                                                                                          • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                          • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                          • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                          • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                                          PriorityHigh
                                                                                                          Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                          Discipline
                                                                                                          • Ecological and Biological
                                                                                                          Sector
                                                                                                          • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                          • Biota
                                                                                                          Region
                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                          SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                            NeedContinued federal programs to prevent and control adverse health effects caused by flooding and drought
                                                                                                            Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                            Type
                                                                                                            • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                            • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                            • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
                                                                                                            Priority
                                                                                                            Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                            Discipline
                                                                                                            • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                                                            Sector
                                                                                                            • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                            Region
                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                            SourcePennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report: Risks and Practical Recommendations. 2010.
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                                                                                                              NeedContinuous climatologies for marine estuaries and freshwater, as well as migratory habitats
                                                                                                              Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                              Type
                                                                                                              • Products: Hindcasts (climatologies, models)
                                                                                                              • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                              • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                              Priority
                                                                                                              Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                              Discipline
                                                                                                              • Physical Science
                                                                                                              Sector
                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                              Region
                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                              SourceNMFS. 2012. River Herring Climate Change Workshop Report. Report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office. December 27, 2012, 60pp.
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                                                                                                                NeedCoordinated effort for consistent ocean habitat classification for the Northeast
                                                                                                                DescriptionBoth federal and regional classification systems are used in the Northeast; for ease of understanding and coordination, there should be a consistent method. Perhaps a group can be formed to address this issue.(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                Type
                                                                                                                • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                Priority
                                                                                                                Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
                                                                                                                Discipline
                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                                                                Sector
                                                                                                                • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                Region
                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                SourceRhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. 2010. Program Assessment and Strategy for Enhancement Performed Pursuant to Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 as Amended.
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                                                                                                                  NeedCoordinated guidance on climate projections (for example, sea level rise), so that Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) can effectively plan, design, advocate, and communicate
                                                                                                                  Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                  Type
                                                                                                                  • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                  • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                  Priority
                                                                                                                  Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                  Discipline
                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                                                                  Sector
                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                  SourceFederal Highway Administration Climate Change Adaptation Peer Exchanges: Comprehensive Report
                                                                                                                  Links
                                                                                                                    Lead AgenciesU.S. DOT, state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations
                                                                                                                    Contacts
                                                                                                                    NeedCoordinated monitoring and data collection between local, sate, and national organizations surveying the Gulf of Maine
                                                                                                                    DescriptionGulf of Maine monitoring and research needs to be coordinated between local, state, and national organizations to detect changes in spatial distribution of marine species and to predict the rate of species invasions (More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                    Type
                                                                                                                    • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                                                    • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                    PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                    Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                                                                                    Discipline
                                                                                                                    • Physical Science
                                                                                                                    • Ecological and Biological
                                                                                                                    Sector
                                                                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                    • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                    • Biota
                                                                                                                    Region
                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                    SourceNye, J. 2010. Climate Change and its Effects on Ecosystems Habitats and Biota. State of the Gulf of Maine.
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                                                                                                                      NeedCoordinated risk assessment for high hazard potential dams
                                                                                                                      DescriptionCoordinated risk assessment for high hazard potential dams using the worst-case assumptions of climate change impacts (More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                      Type
                                                                                                                      • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                                      Priority
                                                                                                                      Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                      Discipline
                                                                                                                      • Physical Science
                                                                                                                      Sector
                                                                                                                      • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                      • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                      Region
                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                      SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                        NeedCoordinated, statewide tidal and non-tidal wetlands extent data management
                                                                                                                        Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                        Type
                                                                                                                        • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                                                        Priority
                                                                                                                        Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                                        Discipline
                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
                                                                                                                        Sector
                                                                                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                        Region
                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                        SourceVirginia Coastal Management Office. 2011. Section 309 Needs Assessment & Strategy.
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                                                                                                                          NeedCoordination of state and regional wetland restoration partners
                                                                                                                          Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                          Type
                                                                                                                          • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                          • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                          Priority
                                                                                                                          Focus AreaConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                                          Discipline
                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                                                                          Sector
                                                                                                                          • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                          Region
                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                          SourceRhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. 2010. Program Assessment and Strategy for Enhancement Performed Pursuant to Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 as Amended.
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                                                                                                                            NeedCost benefit analysis of infrastructure related impacts 50-100 years out, so that infrastructure is neither under nor over built
                                                                                                                            Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                            Type
                                                                                                                            • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                                            Priority
                                                                                                                            Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                            Discipline
                                                                                                                            • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                                                                            Sector
                                                                                                                            • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                            Region
                                                                                                                            • National
                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                            Source2012 DOT Climate Adaptation Plan
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                                                                                                                              NeedCouple climate change data with environmental data to develop status indicators for key health threats: ozone, pollen, particulates
                                                                                                                              DescriptionCouple climate change data with environmental data to develop status indicators for key health threats: ozone, pollen, particulates (More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                              Type
                                                                                                                              • Data: Indicator Based Research
                                                                                                                              Priority
                                                                                                                              Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                              Discipline
                                                                                                                              • Physical Science
                                                                                                                              • Ecological and Biological
                                                                                                                              Sector
                                                                                                                              • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                              Region
                                                                                                                              • National
                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                              SourceU.S. Global Change Research Program. National Climate Assessment Health Sector Workshop. Charleston, S.C. February 2012. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                NeedCouple climate data with thresholds for disease vectors, and develop relevant indicators
                                                                                                                                DescriptionCouple climate data with thresholds for disease vectors, and develop relevant indicators(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                Type
                                                                                                                                • Data: Indicator Based Research
                                                                                                                                Priority
                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                Discipline
                                                                                                                                • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                • Ecological and Biological
                                                                                                                                Sector
                                                                                                                                • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                Region
                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                SourceU.S. Global Change Research Program. National Climate Assessment Health Sector Workshop. Charleston, S.C. February 2012. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                  NeedCritical climate threshold monitoring to inform infrastructure planning
                                                                                                                                  DescriptionFrom Vermont Agency of Transportation 8/13/2012: Research should be undertaken to identify climate related thresholds that may lead to a significant increase in infrastructure deterioration. The creation of thresholds allows for efficient allocation of resources given the wide range of possible climate scenarios. The use of thresholds is particularly valuable in the case of flooding because of the large uncertainties inherent in future forecasts of precipitation data. Thresholds allow policy makers to avoid costly over-adaptation while maintaining contingency plans for possible climate scenarios.(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                  Type
                                                                                                                                  • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                                                  • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
                                                                                                                                  Priority
                                                                                                                                  Focus Area
                                                                                                                                  Discipline
                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                                                                                  Sector
                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                  SourceVermont Agency of Transportation Climate Change Adaptation White Paper: "Adapting Vermont's Transportation Infrastructure to the Future Impacts of Climate Change"
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                                                                                                                                    NeedCross-sector efforts that integrate public health concerns into planning and decision- making process related to growth, development, transportation infrastructure, and water resource management
                                                                                                                                    Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                    Type
                                                                                                                                    • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                    • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                    • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
                                                                                                                                    Priority
                                                                                                                                    Focus Area
                                                                                                                                    Discipline
                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
                                                                                                                                    Sector
                                                                                                                                    • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                    • Cross Disciplinary
                                                                                                                                    Region
                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                    SourceComprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change, Phase II: Building Societal, Economic, and Ecological Resilience. Report for Maryland Commission on Climate Change.
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                                                                                                                                      NeedCurrent rates of shoreline change and the maximum vertical extent of wave run-up
                                                                                                                                      DescriptionCurrent rates of shoreline change and the maximum vertical extent of wave run-up to strengthen delineation of erosion and flood hazard areas(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                      Type
                                                                                                                                      • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                      Priority
                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                      Discipline
                                                                                                                                        Sector
                                                                                                                                        • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                        Region
                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                        SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                          NeedDaily measurement of atmospheric variables to support a high resolution atmospheric forcing reanalysis product from 1975- present
                                                                                                                                          DescriptionDaily measurement of atmospheric variables (wind speed/direction, air temp, humidity, heat flux) are required to support a high resolution atmospheric forcing reanalysis product from 1975- present (analogous to NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project and WRF model).(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                          Type
                                                                                                                                          • Data: Satellite Remote Observations
                                                                                                                                          • Data: Observing Systems
                                                                                                                                          Priority
                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                          Discipline
                                                                                                                                          • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                          Sector
                                                                                                                                          • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                          Region
                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                          SourceNortheast Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)
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                                                                                                                                            NeedDaily, watershed-level estimates of freshwater input into coastal oceans
                                                                                                                                            DescriptionDaily, watershed-level estimates of freshwater input (with USGS streamflow measurements?) into coastal ocean to quantify estimates of salt-wedge location in major rivers and estuaries. (More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                            Type
                                                                                                                                            • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                            • Data: Observing Systems
                                                                                                                                            Priority
                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water Resources
                                                                                                                                            Discipline
                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                            Sector
                                                                                                                                            • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                            Region
                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                            SourceNortheast Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)
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                                                                                                                                              NeedData describing the location, classification, and extent of current and historic shorelines
                                                                                                                                              Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                              Type
                                                                                                                                              • Data: Observing Systems
                                                                                                                                              • Data: Depth and Elevation Data
                                                                                                                                              • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                                                                              Priority
                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                                                                                                              Discipline
                                                                                                                                              • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                              Sector
                                                                                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                              Region
                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                              SourceConnecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Office of Long Island Sound Programs. 2010. Updated Assessment and Strategy of the Connecticut Coastal Management Program.
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                                                                                                                                                NeedData on length of extreme heat waves
                                                                                                                                                DescriptionData on length of extreme heat waves to assess changing air conditioning demands(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                Type
                                                                                                                                                • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                                                                • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                Priority
                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                                Discipline
                                                                                                                                                  Sector
                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                    NeedData on migration patterns of both 'good' and 'bad' invasive species (i.e. kudzu or maple trees)
                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionHabitat ranges shift predictions are important for determining expansion of "good" species (for opportunity) and "bad" (pests/highly invasive species)(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                    Type
                                                                                                                                                    • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                    • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                                                                    Priority
                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                                                                    Discipline
                                                                                                                                                    • Ecological and Biological
                                                                                                                                                    Sector
                                                                                                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                    • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                    • Biota
                                                                                                                                                    • Economic Resources
                                                                                                                                                    Region
                                                                                                                                                    • National
                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                                    SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, NY. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                      NeedData on seasonal and diurnal load patterns to determine energy demands
                                                                                                                                                      DescriptionChanges in seasonal and diurnal load patters (winter peaking=reduced demand due to warming; summer peaking = length of extreme heat waves + changing air conditioning saturation rates)(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                      Type
                                                                                                                                                      • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                      • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                                                                      • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                      Priority
                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                                      Discipline
                                                                                                                                                      • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                      Sector
                                                                                                                                                      • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                      • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                      • Economic Resources
                                                                                                                                                      Region
                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                      SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                        NeedData on warmer winters and shorter freezing periods to assist farmers in adapting crops and variety choices to changing climate conditions
                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionAssist farmers in planting crops and varieties appropriate suited to changing climate conditions. Planting dates, crops and varieties on the farm should be suited to warmer winters and shorter freezing period. Appropriate perennial fruit crop varieties need to be selected.(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                        Type
                                                                                                                                                        • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                        • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                        Priority
                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                                        Discipline
                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                        Sector
                                                                                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                        Region
                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                          NeedData to create a uniform and comprehensive data set of geological information for hazards identification and regulatory use
                                                                                                                                                          Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                          Type
                                                                                                                                                          • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                          • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                                                                          Priority
                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Conservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                                                                          Discipline
                                                                                                                                                          • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                          Sector
                                                                                                                                                          • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                          • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                          • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                          Region
                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                          SourceMaine Coastal Program. 2012. Maine Coastal Plan: Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act.
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                                                                                                                                                            NeedData, communication and outreach surrounding the effects of sea level rise on estuaries and coastal marshes
                                                                                                                                                            Description(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                            Type
                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                                                                            • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                            Priority
                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                                                                            Discipline
                                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                            Sector
                                                                                                                                                            • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                            Region
                                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                            SourceCommonwealth of Massachusetts. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Office of Coastal Zone Management. 2010. Section 309 Assessment and Five-Year Strategy for CZM Program Enhancement (FY2011-2015).
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                                                                                                                                                              NeedDatabase of abundance and population density of marine species (whales, sea birds, invasive coastal species)
                                                                                                                                                              DescriptionDatabase of abundance and population density of marine species (whales, sea birds, invasive coastal species) perhaps maintained as an online resource(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                              • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                              • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                                                                                              • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                                                                                              PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                              • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                              • Biota
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                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                              SourceThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. Management and Administration. Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Volume 1.
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                                                                                                                                                                NeedDecision tools to explore costs, risks, benefits, and strategic timing of adaptive upgrades to agricultural infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionDecision tools to explore costs, risks, benefits, and strategic timing of agricultural adaption, i.e., investing in a new drainage system, irrigation system, both, and when (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
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                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                  NeedDetailed economic model that incorporates societal costs of delayed or inappropriate response to winter storm impacts on transportation infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                  Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                                  Priority
                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                  • Economic Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                  • National
                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, NY. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                    NeedDetermine better means of deciding dike height that balance value of land and infrastructure with degree of risk communities are willing to assume
                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionThe report cites the following needs: - Conduct a cost benefit analysis for marshbodies identified by Browning, 2011 as containing significant infrastructure using the methodology of van Alphen (2012) to balan ce the value of the land protected and cost of required infrastructure as well as degree of risk that the communities are willing to assume - Develop a differential determination of critical elevation incorporating sea level rise and storm surge for dykes protecting valuable infrastructure similar to Pilarcyk, 1998. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                      • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                        SourceBest Management Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in Dykelands: Recommendations for Fundy ACAS sites September 2012
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                                                                                                                                                                          NeedDetermine economic risks of hazards and events to agriculture, e.g. crop loss, reduction in dairy production, cost of property damaged
                                                                                                                                                                          Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                          • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                                                                                          Priority
                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                          Region
                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                            NeedDetermine effects of change in temperature and pH for all life stages of all diadromous species and with this information, model impacts of climate change on species.
                                                                                                                                                                            Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                              Region
                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                              SourceGreene, K. E., J. L. Zimmerman, R. W. Laney, and J. C. Thomas-Blate. 2009. Atlantic coast diadromous fish habitat: A review of utilization, threats, recommendations for conservation, and research needs.
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                                                                                                                                                                                NeedDetermine the minimum area needed to maintain boreal or other threatened ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
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                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                                                                                                Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                Region
                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedDevelop a sustainable, state-of-the-art observational network for flood monitoring; tool kits for data collection and submission by interest groups; a data inventory.
                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionAdditional needs cited in this report: - Evaluate feasibility of data sharing among data collection organizations - Develop a data management and transmission portal concept and pilot project. - Improve flood warning dissemination through the use of technology. - Increase public awareness, support, and use of flood forecasting products. - Enhance overall governance and funding for flood forecasting, management, and damage recovery. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Management Guidance (i.e. structured decision making)
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceReal-Time Assessment and Monitoring of Inland and Coastal Flooding Events for Atlantic Canada (March 2012)
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Lead AgenciesAtlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association New Brunswick Department of the Environment, Climate Change Secretariat
                                                                                                                                                                                      Contactsenv-info@gnb.ca
                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedDevelop more precise sea-level rise and storm-surge projections for the entire Canadian coast, particularly densely populated areas, and develop a system to regularly update the data and monitor for coastal erosion
                                                                                                                                                                                      DescriptionThis report offers several policy recommendations regarding improved accuracy of future sea-level rise studies, and the implementation of adaptation measures similar to those quantified in this report. •Develop “model” policies that incorporate these strategies, and adopt them at the province and territory level, with protected zones defined by law (e.g. all beaches, dunes, and coastal wetlands, plus a restricted-development area within 30 meters of those zones, as is New Brunswick’s policy), and the ability for local authorities to impose further, but not fewer, restrictions. To prevent a maladaptive rush to develop coastal land prior to implementation, consider a development moratorium in the affected areas while policies are being drafted, and do not allow the adoption process to stretch out for more than one year–even if a choice is made to phase in the strictest measures. • Develop more precise sea-level rise and storm-surge projections for the entire Canadian coast, with a special focus on densely populated areas, and develop a system to regularly update the data and monitor the coastal landscape for erosion and other issues. Greater precision in these estimates will require better elevation data, and a large, well -funded national study to enable far greater local detail in the physical model. Areas at or below sea level should be analyzed more closely, to gauge their exposure to sea-level rise and storm surges and the effectiveness of dikes and other existing barriers. • Strengthen province/territory and local capacity to develop and implement adaptation plans by continuing to fund projects such as the Regional Adaptation Collaboratives; bringing together land-use and environmental experts and enforcers within government (as New Brunswick has done in its Department of Environment); making it easy for local authorities to obtain crucial information and call in experts to assist them; and funding training opportunities. •Educate and engage the public, directly (through the media, websites, etc.) and especially through businesses and professionals likely to interact with homeowners and developers and with a possible stake in mitigating losses–property insurers, banks, real- estate agents, construction companies, architects, landscapers. •Seriously consider the implications of economic and environmental choices beyond coastal -zones management: A local-stewardship economy would sharply reduce climate-related losses in the future, but it would require a major shift in priorities. Rapid stabilization of greenhouse gas emissions cannot be achieved by Canada alone, but Canada can choose its role in reducing emissions, and either be a leader, or a straggler. We recommend fostering nationwide debate of these issues.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Unknown
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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economic Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceCosting Climate Impacts and Adaptation: A Canadian Study on Coastal Zones (2010)
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Lead AgenciesNational Round Table on the Environment and Economy Stockholm Environment Institute
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                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedDevelopment of a Coastal Adaptation Plan, as well as a marine/coastal spatial plan
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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                            Region
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNew Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. 2010. Coastal Zone Management Act Section 309 Enhancement Grants Program Assessment and Strategy. R-WD-10-25.
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                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedDevelopment of a coastal adaptation plan/toolbox
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                                                                                                                                                                                              • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Services: Training and Capacity Building
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNew Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. 2010. Coastal Zone Management Act Section 309 Enhancement Grants Program Assessment and Strategy. R-WD-10-25.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedDevelopment of wetlands database and tracking procedures
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. 2010. Coastal Zone Management Act Section 309 Enhancement Grants Program Assessment and Strategy. R-WD-10-25.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedDisease surveillance and training to address new vector-borne infectious diseases
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceU.S. Global Change Research Program. National Climate Assessment Health Sector Workshop. Charleston, S.C. February 2012. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedDissemination of results from DOT/FHWA pilot studies as well as other efforts to the state and local entities charged with making transportation decisions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • National
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceGeorgetown Climate Center. Public Comments: 2012 U.S. DOT Climate Adaptation Plan.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedDiverse (fine-scale and long-term) precipitation predictions to meet needs of different users
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Biota
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • National
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceDow, K. 2012. Climate Information Needs in the Southeast: Analysis of Requests. CISA Research Report 2012-02. Columbia, SC: Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedDownscaled models of sea level rise, severe weather events and other climate predictions
                                                                                                                                                                                                          DescriptionDownscaled models of sea level rise, severe weather events and other climate predictions are necessary to identify pier, harbor, and waterway infrastructure likely to need improvement (More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Type
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.; Others
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Needdownscaling of climate change modeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                            DescriptionAdditional needs identified in this Vulnerability Assessment: - measuring the overall multiplier effects of climate change on provincial economies; - targeted baseline monitoring and reliable inventories for lake, river and groundwater resources, and the condition and capacity of water distribution and treatment systems; - improved understanding and modelling of hydrologic systems and processes (current and historic); - assess extreme weather impacts on transportation and infrastructure systems; - improved understanding of shoreline response to changing water levels; - increased focus on impacts of change of forestry and agriculture; and - studies that derive realistic cost estimates for different adaptation options.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Social and Cultural Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economic Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cross Disciplinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceAdapting to a Changing Climate Change in Nova Scotia: Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Options September 2005
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lead AgenciesNova Scotia Environment Environment Canada
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedDrought information to determine thresholds for comprehensive drought management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionComprehensive drought management programs that improve monitoring of water supply storage levels and institute specific conservation measures when supplies decline below set thresholds(More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Type
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedDynamic coastal inundation analyses and maps using sea level projections from downscaled climate models
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceCommonwealth of Massachusetts. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Office of Coastal Zone Management. 2010. Section 309 Assessment and Five-Year Strategy for CZM Program Enhancement (FY2011-2015).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedEconomic analyses of sea level rise impacts, coastal hazards, and adaptation responses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMaine Coastal Program. 2012. Maine Coastal Plan: Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedEconomic analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionEconomic analysis: In order to estimate the value of local agricultural production, property values for each parcel of land currently pursuing agricultural businesses would be useful to determine the losses in the region if the current agricultural fields were flooded. Farmer surveys: In order to gain a better understanding of what local farmers are experiencing in relation to climate change and what, if any new practises they are incorporating, a surveys should be sent out.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sourcehttp://atlanticadaptation.ca/sites/discoveryspace.upei.ca.acasa/files/Tantramar%20Dykelands-Agricultural-Adaptation-MtA-2011_1.pdf
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lead AgenciesAtlantic Canada Adaptation Solutions Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ContactsClimate Change Secretariat, New Brunswick Department of the Environment env-info@gnb.ca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedEconomic cost-benefit analysis of present and future development in coastal hazard areas under various climate change and sea level rise scenarios
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionEconomic cost-benefit analysis of present and future development in coastal hazard areas under various climate change/sea level rise scenarios is necessary. An analysis of the short and long-term economic gains and costs of existing and future development in high hazard coastal areas is needed to inform future decision-making and identify appropriate actions. (More…/PDF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Type
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economic Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNew Jersey Coastal Management Office. 2011. New Jersey Section 309 Coastal Programs Assessment and Strategy for 2011-2015.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedEconomic impact/Risk Analysis for ocean and near shore uses
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economic Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew Jersey Coastal Management Office. 2011. New Jersey Section 309 Coastal Programs Assessment and Strategy for 2011-2015.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedEconomic value analysis of coastal resources, including commercial and recreational fisheries, land leased area of aquaculture operations, and total production capacity of offshore renewable energy
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. Management and Administration. Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Volume 1.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedEconomic value of existing uses of coastal resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNew Jersey Coastal Management Office. 2011. New Jersey Section 309 Coastal Programs Assessment and Strategy for 2011-2015.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedEddy-resolving models and better understanding of source water dynamics; these things are not captured in global models
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceUnderstanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions. Providence, RI; July 23, 2013. Meeting Notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedEducate water resource utility owners and operators on the vulnerabilities of their assets to climate change impacts
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedEducation and outreach for owners of property on existing and future floodplains about risk
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedEducation on the costs, risks and hazards associated with living in coastal New Jersey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DescriptionA critical part of coastal zone management, especially in high risk areas, is education of residents and visitors so that they may make informed choices(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Social and Cultural Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceNew Jersey Coastal Management Office. 2011. New Jersey Section 309 Coastal Programs Assessment and Strategy for 2011-2015.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedEncourage contractor response plans for work zone impacted by high intensity storms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionStronger specifications that require contractor response plans for work zone impacted by high intensity storms(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Management Guidance (i.e. structured decision making)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedEncourage small-scale projects such as increasing the area of pervious surfaces in residential areas to improve storm water management
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011. New Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire’s Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future. March 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedEncourage stream flow management that mimics natural patterns and protects aquatic systems during low flow conditions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Services: Training and Capacity Building
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedEpidemiology studies with climate focus to collect data to identify vulnerable populations and specific risks
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • National
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceU.S. Global Change Research Program. National Climate Assessment Health Sector Workshop. Charleston, S.C. February 2012. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedEvaluate climate effects on ocean resources and develop management options
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceCommonwealth of Massachusetts. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Office of Coastal Zone Management. 2010. Section 309 Assessment and Five-Year Strategy for CZM Program Enhancement (FY2011-2015).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedEvaluate institutional capacity to meet the needs associated with increases in vector-borne diseases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DescriptionEvaluate and support service providers in expanding institutional capacity to meet the needs associated with climate change induced increases in vector-borne diseases.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedEvaluate potential climate change impacts on emergency response
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedEvaluate resilience of protected species, candidate species, and species of concern to climate change impacts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionEvaluate adaptation strategies and resilience of species (including protected species, candidate species, and species of concern) for handling the effects of climate change(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Biota
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • National
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedEvaluate the use of Transfer of Development Rights, a smart growth technique used to direct coastal redevelopment inland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionSeek to reduce the number of vulnerable coastal properties through land acquisition or by conservation restrictions. Evaluate the use of Transfer of Development Rights, a smart growth technique used to direct coastal redevelopment inland(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedExpand cooperative research efforts with sensors on fishing boats (lobster gear, trawl nets) to increase data; more data is needed to support models
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Data: In situ Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceUnderstanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions. Providence, RI; July 23, 2013. Meeting Notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedExpand educational efforts for pesticide risk management, crop adaptation and management, and conservation practices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionExpand educational efforts for pesticide risk management, crop adaptation and management, and conservation practices. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Services: Education
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedExpand technical advice on processing and using LiDAR data, mapping, and the vulnerability assessment
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceUsing NOAA Climate Data in Virginia. Sea Level Rise Planning in Northern Virginia. March 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedExpanded river stream gauging network to monitor long and short term trends in flow and temperature
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedExplore public attitudes and preferences for adaptation and minimization of flood risk and vulnerability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionAdditional needs cited in the report: - Future research should also explore "multi-attribute evaluations of flood management" - "gain an understanding of the human health and well-being benefits of flood alleviation (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceForecasting Economic Damages from Storm Surge Flooding A Case Study in the Tantramar Region of New Brunswick Prepared by Green Analytics October 2012
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedFacilitate coordination between engineers and climate science data providers to maximize applicability of data for engineering applications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DescriptionIncrease coordination between engineers and climate science data providers to maximize applicability of data for engineering applications (for example, peak flow in cubic feet/second is more useful than total precipitation in a 25 hour period; a related need is for quantitative predictions about extremes to inform infrastructure design.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • National
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedFacilitate fisheries community of practice that includes fisheries management councils and commissions for the consideration of protected species, candidate species, and species of concern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DescriptionIncrease coordination with fishery management councils and commissions for the consideration of protected species, candidate species, and species of concern in ecosystem-based fisheries management as it relates to climate change issues.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedFacilitate monitoring of current non-endemic diseases for trends, particularly for vulnerable populations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedFill in habitat data gaps such as size, distribution and connectivity of habitats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionSensitive ecological areas (such as migratory paths) need to be identified so that state agencies, regional planners, and NGOs can lead effective preservation efforts. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceFacing Our Future: Adapting to Connecticut’s Changing Climate. March, 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedFlood hazard analyses and flood insurance rate map updates with current precipitation and other data
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceCommonwealth of Massachusetts. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Office of Coastal Zone Management. 2010. Section 309 Assessment and Five-Year Strategy for CZM Program Enhancement (FY2011-2015).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedFlood maps to determine which transportation project sites are most vulnerable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedFor shellfish: identify pH thresholds for local species, determine adaptive strategies to mitigate the effects of increased disease prevalence and ocean acidification
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Chemical
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • International
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceAdaptation Sub-Committee to CT Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change. 2010. The Impacts of Climate Change on Connecticut Agriculture, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Public Health.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedForecasts of low precipitation events for industrial and municipal water supplies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DescriptionSaltwater intrusion becomes a big issue during low flows, for both industrial and municipal water supplies; drought cant create a salt wedge, which can be then be pushed even further inland by wind and upwelling.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedForest monitoring to rack introduction and spread of pathogens, changes in forest condition, physical climate trends, and evidence of species shift
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ecological and Biological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Biota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economic Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedGeo-spatial data to integrate with existing and new habitat and human use data and information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Data: Satellite Remote Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceCommonwealth of Massachusetts. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Office of Coastal Zone Management. 2010. Section 309 Assessment and Five-Year Strategy for CZM Program Enhancement (FY2011-2015).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedGeospatial tools and approaches are needed to help habitat managers to assess habitat resiliency and adaptation under different climate change and management scenarios
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Hindcasts (climatologies, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Training and Capacity Building
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Biota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Social and Cultural Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • International
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedGuidance on incorporating coastal climate adaptation into the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation plan
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Services: Training and Capacity Building
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNew Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. 2010. Coastal Zone Management Act Section 309 Enhancement Grants Program Assessment and Strategy. R-WD-10-25.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedGuidance with incorporating sea level rise into state/local planning and long-term management efforts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Services: Training and Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Services: Regulatory/ Policy Guidance
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA Eastern Region Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated in May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedHabitat assessments to prioritize beach restoration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Conservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedHabitat continuity information to effectively update bridges and culverts for wildlife passage
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Biota
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedHabitat parcelization and fragmentation need to be incorporated into management strategies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Services: Management Guidance (i.e. structured decision making)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedHealth impact assessments at the state and local levels to identify risk associated with climate change, air quality, and health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionEnhance scientific understanding of the relationship between climate change, air quality, and health outcomes by conducting health impact assessments at the state and local levels(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Data: Observing Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedHigh resolution coean temperature data, surface to bottom, particularly mixed layer depth and seasonal data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Data: In situ Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Data: Depth and Elevation Data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceUnderstanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions. Providence, RI; July 23, 2013. Meeting Notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedHigh resolution ocean acidification coastal-scale models
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Hindcasts (climatologies, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourcePartnership for Observation of the Global Oceans. 2010. Speed Installation of System to Monitor Vital Signs of Global Ocean, Scientists Urge.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedHigh resolution sea level, storm frequency, salinity, pH, temperature, nutrient levels, biological structure and size, currents, and chlorophyll at key locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Description(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Data: Satellite Remote Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011. (And other state plans)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedHigh resolution topographical data for coastal zone management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DescriptionAcquire detailed topographical data of the coastal zone(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Data: In situ Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedHigher model resolution in the nearshore to aid in managing highly productive coastal and estuarine shellfish growing areas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Forecasts and outlooks (monthly to annual, models)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011; Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions. Providence, RI; July 23, 2013. Meeting Notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedHourly and daily temperature data for energy facilities that need to plan for immediate energy demands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionHourly and daily temperature data for energy facilities that need to plan for immediate energy demands(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • International
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedIdentification of ecologically significant habitat (hubs and corridors)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionIdentify ecologically significant habitat to facilitate conservation of critical habitat impacted by current and future climate change(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report, New Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire’s Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedIdentification of knowledge and data gaps in transportation sector, particularly around use of natural systems and landforms as adaptation planning strategies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceThe Nature Conservancy. Public Comments: 2012 U.S. DOT Climate Adaptation Plan.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedIdentify and distribute data about thresholds for crop freezes, pest survival, and precipitation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DescriptionData about thresholds for crop freezes, pest survival, and precipitation is necessary to identify opportunities for new crops and to phase out less suitable crops, and to identify changes in pest dynamics. This may involve existing data being provisioned in a way so that necessary information is retrievable; for instance, allowing user access to determine parameters (such as number of days without precipitation) so that they can tailor it to crops of interest.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, NY. August 2011. Meeting notes. Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedIdentify and prioritize what ecosystem and habitat features to monitor, and develop new indicators if necessary
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Data: Indicator Based Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedIdentify human populations most at risk with respect to coastal change impacts
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedIdentify migration corridors that include wetland areas, linkages between wetlands and upland, and large parcels of connected habitat, both terrestrial and aquatic
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedIdentify remaining critical coldwater fish habitat areas in order to reconnect high quality habitats by removing in-stream barriers and re-establishing in-stream flows
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedIdentify resilient forest ecosystems, including forest reserves and actively managed forests
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedIdentify the cumulative impacts of human uses and climate change on oceans
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. Management and Administration. Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Volume 1.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedIdentify vulnerable fish species likely to be affected by climate change and practices that may mitigate these effects
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedIdentify water and sewer facilities susceptible to saltwater intrusion and coastal inundation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedImprove capacities to conduct vector and human surveillance in order to identify at risk groups and target outreach
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Training and Capacity Building
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedImprove public awareness of changing risks of drought and fires
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Education
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire’s Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future. March 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedImproved baseline information about river herring are necessary to predict climate impacts; baseline information includes questions about life history and habitat use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionTopics include: Historical level of the population, life history (ocean, habitat, etc.) for all stages and habitat areas (e.g., lake, river, estuary and ocean) using consistent coastwide protocols; Habitat needs include: Downstream studies to see how salt marshes are utilized, assessments just above the tide zone and below a structure, quantitative larval assessment for habitats and 1) Ocean distribution 2)Fishing impact in the ocean environment 3) Migratory patterns coast wide for all stocks 4) Coordination across states to fill-in data gaps 5) Increased river monitoring, not just at the first dam 6) Linking river runs to water temperatures and flow 7) Environmental tolerances and thresholds (e.g., temperature) for all life stages and 8) Laboratory studies that document biological responses to water chemistry and habitat thresholds (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceNMFS. 2012. River Herring Climate Change Workshop Report. Report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office. December 27, 2012, 60pp.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedImproved coastal inundation models
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedImproved collection of/access to data and metrics for local communities to assess vulnerabilities and prevent public health impacts
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceComprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change, Phase II: Building Societal, Economic, and Ecological Resilience. Report for Maryland Commission on Climate Change.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedImproved data and monitoring program to determine agriculture vulnerabilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DescriptionBetter data and monitoring programs to help determine risk of crop damage, as well as the risk of emerging insect pest, plant disease pathogens, and increased viability of weeds. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Data: In situ Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, NY. August 2011. Meeting notes. Facing Our Future: Adapting to Connecticut’s Changing Climate. March, 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedImproved delivery of real-time local weather data from government agencies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Data: Data Stewardship and Provisions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, NY. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedImproved elevation assessment tools such as LiDAR to help inform decisions about project siting
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedImproved federal, state, local, and regional integration and coordination of observation systems that detect trends in coastal water levels, elevation and/or subsidence, shoreline change, wetland loss, and tidal influence on estuaries and water supplies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMaryland Commission on Climate Change. 2008. Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase I: Sea-level Rise and Coastal Storms. Adaptation and Response Working Group.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedImproved mapping to identify potential sites for renewable energy systems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. 2010. Coastal Zone Management Act Section 309 Enhancement Grants Program Assessment and Strategy. R-WD-10-25.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedImproved prediction for how hydrography (mapping of water's topographic features) will change in the Gulf of Maine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionConsiderable uncertainty surrounds how broadscale hydrography will change in the next 50-100 years(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceSource Nye, J. 2010. Climate Change and its Effects on Ecosystems Habitats and Biota. State of the Gulf of Maine.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedImproved predictions for lake level change in response to climate change
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic -- Great Lakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceGregg, R. M., K. M. Feifel, J. M. Kershner, and J. L. Hitt. 2012. The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedImproved predictions for spatial extent of coastal wetlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionExamine Wetlands Protection Act rules will have to be revised to address predicted changes in spatial extent of coastal wetlands(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedImproved regional approaches to water planning through regulations, training, capacity, communication and outreach
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Services: Training and Capacity Building
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMaine Coastal Program. 2012. Maine Coastal Plan: Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedImproved seasonal weather forecasts and day-to-day weather forecasts for agricultural sector
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedImproved short-term and seasonal forecasts at local levels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DescriptionImproved short-term and seasonal forecasts at local levels, including downscaled impact models(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedImproved understanding of climate impacts on water table levels and implications for septic systems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedImproved understanding of impacts of reduced summer flows on large rivers and ground water tables to address water demands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionImproved understanding of impacts of reduced summer flows on large rivers and ground water tables to address water demands; reduced water tables could lead to conflicts among users.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedImproved understanding of regional and local climate impacts on coastal habitats and species including coral, marine fisheries, endangered species and marine mammal protection act (MMPA) species, candidate species, and species of concern
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceEastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated in May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedImproved understanding of regional and local climate impacts on coastal habitats, including improved data on phenology and impacts of drought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DescriptionImproved understanding of regional and local climate impacts on coastal habitats, including improved data on phenology and impacts of drought(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedImproved understanding of the sources and effects of cumulative impacts and stress on the marine environment
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceCommonwealth of Massachusetts. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Office of Coastal Zone Management. 2010. Section 309 Assessment and Five-Year Strategy for CZM Program Enhancement (FY2011-2015).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedImproved understanding of water budgets and water resource demands in a changing climate, including updated precipitation data
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedIn-depth geomorphic assessment to identify vulnerable river reaches and monitor rivers for disconnection from floodplains
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedInclusion of ice sheet dynamics and ocean-ice shelf interactions in global climate models for more accurate projections of global sea level rise
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedIncrease the capacity of essential partners in NOAA’s habitat conservation efforts at regional, state and local levels to use and respond to impacts of climate change on riverine, coastal and marine habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Hindcasts (climatologies, models)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedIncreased coordination between state and local, state and federal governments – interstate collaboration
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA Eastern Region Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated in May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Needincreased geologic mapping and groundwater resource assessments to provide an inventory of the resource available and the consequences of developing it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DescriptionMost areas of Nova Scotia currently do not have comprehensive groundwater management plans and would benefit from increased mapping and inventories.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceVulnerability of Nova Scotia's Coastal Groundwater Supplies to Climate Change May 2012
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedIncreased knowledge sharing to facilitate information development and dissemination
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic -- Great Lakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceGregg, R. M., K. M. Feifel, J. M. Kershner, and J. L. Hitt. 2012. The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedIncreased marine habitat assessment is necessary in order to accurately forecast biological response to climate change
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMassachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Volume 1., 2009.; Report of the National Marine Fisheries service Habitat Assessment Improvement Plan Team, 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lead AgenciesNOAA NMFS
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedIncreased saltwater intrusion monitoring
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedIncreased tide gauge network to monitor tidal resources and local sea level rise
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedIncreased understanding of how particulate matter is influenced by temperature increases and changes in precipitation (relationship between impervious surfaces, air quality, temperature increase)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceComprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change, Phase II: Building Societal, Economic, and Ecological Resilience. Report for Maryland Commission on Climate Change.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedIndicators and indices to gauge the severity of impacts drought induced saltwater intrusion has on coastal systems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNational Drought Information System (NIDIS) Carolinas Drough Pilot Project Scoping Workshop. July/August 2012. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedIndicators that are representative of specific geographic ranges, behaviors, or population characteristics of certain species, including plants, birds, mammals, and insects, that are known to be sensitive to sea-level rise and other climatic changes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Conservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceMaryland Commission on Climate Change. 2008. Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase I: Sea-level Rise and Coastal Storms. Adaptation and Response Working Group.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedInformation about ocean acidification impacts on herring populations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNMFS. 2012. River Herring Climate Change Workshop Report. Report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office. December 27, 2012, 60pp.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedInformation about river herring sensitivity to climate change variables and projecting these into the future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionVariables include water chemistry and habitat criteria for river herring, water quality (including temperature, pH, salinity, contaminants, etc.) and match it up to spawning habitat and early life stage development; well-coordinated fishery independent survey network in juvenile habitats (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNMFS. 2012. River Herring Climate Change Workshop Report. Report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office. December 27, 2012, 60pp.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedInformation on potential impacts of climate change on river herring by region including information of species, life stage, indicators, potential impacts, and available data/relevant references
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNMFS. 2012. River Herring Climate Change Workshop Report. Report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office. December 27, 2012, 60pp.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedInitiatives to educate public about limiting the spread of vector-born disease
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DescriptionInitiatives to educate public about reducing vector born diseases, for instance preventing standing water to reduce mosquito breeding habitats (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedInitiatives to remove invasive species from large unfragmented forest blocks on state land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionCollaborate with community non-profits on conservation efforts, including removal of invasive species(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedIntegrate environmental and health initiatives so that they address both human and ecosystem health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionIntegrate environmental and health initiatives so that they address both human and ecosystem health (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedIntegration of sea-level rise projections and scenarios into digital/spatial database
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMaryland Commission on Climate Change. 2008. Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase I: Sea-level Rise and Coastal Storms. Adaptation and Response Working Group.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedInventory of critical transportation infrastructure to identify whether, when, and where projected climate changes in particular regions might be consequential
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedInventory of infrastructure potentially impacted by sea level rise, including the identification of public and private systems and facilities and threatened historical structures
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMaryland Commission on Climate Change. 2008. Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase I: Sea-level Rise and Coastal Storms. Adaptation and Response Working Group.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedInvestigate benefits to broader use of integrated pest management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DescriptionConduct research and investigate use of pest controls for changing conditions. Integrated pest management, and the use of herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides will likely be needed to address pests not presently common in Massachusetts. Research by educational institutions and trade groups on organic strategies, as well as training in new pest controls may be needed to improve familiarity of best practices and alternative solutions to emerging pests. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedLandslides maps to predict mudslides in the case of severe storms
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedLiDAR data for revision of FEMA maps and in-depth modeling of geomorphic/vegetation changes due to sea level rise
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceGovernor’s Commission on Climate Change (Virginia). Final Report: A Climate Change Action Plan. December 2008.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedLiDAR data to conduct vulnerability assessment in these areas: sea level rise and coastal flooding, habitat types, socio-economic vulnerability to sea level rise, existing infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionLiDAR data to conduct vulnerability assessment in these areas: sea level rise and coastal flooding, habitat types, socio-economic vulnerability to sea level rise, existing infrastructure.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceGovernor’s Commission on Climate Change (Virginia). Final Report: A Climate Change Action Plan. December, 2008.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedLiDAR to identify important wetlands and ensure that a variety of wetland types are represented in land protection planning
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedLocal climate-change predictions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DescriptionFrom page 22 of the report: We need local climate-change predictions. As well, we need better measurements of past and present-day conditions. Better information on waves and water levels is important. Currently, only a handful of permanent water-level gauging stations are operating in Atlantic Canada. For example, there is just one permanent gauge in Prince Edward Island (at Charlottetown). Measuring storm surge and extreme water levels along the north, east, and west shores of the island must rely on gauges located hundreds of kilometres away. Data on offshore wave conditions is even sparser. Computer models and remote sensing data are making great strides in improving our predicting water levels and understanding our nearshore waters. But there is still a need for reliable, long-term measurements.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lead AgenciesAtlantic Canada Adaptation Solutions Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ContactsMike Davies, Ph.D. (report author), www.coldwater-consulting.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedLocalized flooding and sea level rise information to build up coastal roads in preparation for storms, and prepare community for road closures
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedManagement for private forests to address increase pest pressure, fragmentation as well as stressors associated with climate change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionManagement for private forests to address increase pest pressure, fragmentation as well as stressors associated with climate change(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedMap of new infrastructure and development outside of future floodplans considering sea level rise, erosion of barrier islands and coast lines, and wetland inundation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedMapping benthic habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMaine Coastal Program. 2012. Maine Coastal Plan: Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedMapping data to identify solid and hazardous waste facilities that would be vulnerable to rising sea level and increases in frequency and/or severity of floods
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedMapping of coastal areas to determine areas well suited for coastal protection
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Conservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedMapping of location and elevation of public and private infrastructure, including value and condition
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Data: Depth and Elevation Data
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceFacing Our Future: Adapting to Connecticut’s Changing Climate. March, 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedMapping of shifts in habitat uses and species distributions (including prey species) to document climate impacts
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedMapping sea level rise inundation zones
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceRhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. 2010. Program Assessment and Strategy for Enhancement Performed Pursuant to Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 as Amended.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedMapping that combines NOAA weather predictions and agricultural knowledge to assist with crop relocation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionSupport and plans for crop relocation projects, using mapping that combines NOAA weather predictions and agricultural knowledge (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedMaps of barrier island land area change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DescriptionIncreased understanding of storm impact on barrier islands, including maps of land area change(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedMaps of flood and storm surge heights, with extent of areas inundated compounded by impervious surface run off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionMaps of flood and storm surge heights, with extent of areas inundated compounded by impervious surface run off (similar to existing FEMA maps) (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceState of New Jersey. 2008. Draft: Global Warming Response Act Recommendation Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedMaps of the effects of changes in oceanographic conditions on protected marine species, including candidate species and species of concern, and their prey
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedMaps of where public drinking water supply systems, waste water treatment facilities, and locations where public linear infrastructure such as roads or sewer systems intersect surface waters; include vulnerability to flooding
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedMarine ocean acidification threshold information
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourcePartnership for Observation of the Global Oceans. 2010. Speed Installation of System to Monitor Vital Signs of Global Ocean, Scientists Urge.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedModeling and inundation analyses for storm surge from extra-tropical storms
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMaine Coastal Program. 2012. Maine Coastal Plan: Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedModeling support for sea level rise and products to make the data and model results available to all stakeholders and users
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMitchum, G. 2011. Sea Level Changes in the Southeastern United States: Past, Present, and Future. Florida Climate Institute. Southeast Climate Consortium.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedModels of aquifers and groundwater flows in the coastal zone to inventory the vulnerability of water systems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedMonitor health hazards and events (i.e. air quality monitoring, number of heat related illnesses and deaths)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Data: In situ Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Services: Viewers and Web-based Tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedMonitor the impacts of storms and hurricanes on water-borne diseases
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedMonitoring and evaluation are needed to identify climate-driven changes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceGregg, R. M., K. M. Feifel, J. M. Kershner, and J. L. Hitt. 2012. The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedMonitoring and farmer education programs to encourage identification and reporting of agricultural pests
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedMonitoring and identification of pollution-induced eutrophication that facilitates algal blooms
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Plans, Assessments, Studies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Natural Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Biota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Social and Cultural Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Recreation and Tourism
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourcePartnership for Observation of the Global Oceans. 2010. Speed Installation of System to Monitor Vital Signs of Global Ocean, Scientists Urge.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedMonitoring of coastal and marine habitat ecosystem response to climate change
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Data: Observing Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedMonitoring of coastal and marine habitat ecosystem response to climate change
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Data: Observing Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedMonitoring strategy for key marine indicators, including invasive species
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Data: Indicator Based Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Biota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedMonitoring to detect environmental responses to climate change and prioritize inland habitat or watersheds to protect or restore
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Data: Surveys and Preliminary Assessments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Services: Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNew Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire’s Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future. March 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedMonitoring transportation infrastructure conditions, particularly the impacts of weather and climate extremes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Data: Observing Systems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedMore information on river herring at the extremes of the range to see the most acute climate change effect (e.g., on blueback herring in the St. Johns River, alewife in North Carolina)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Data: In situ Observations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Data: Observing Systems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNMFS. 2012. River Herring Climate Change Workshop Report. Report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office. December 27, 2012, 60pp.􏰀
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedMunicipal resources and tools for climate adaptation planning when faced with limited budgets and staffing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionLeaders in the region recognize the need to be proactive in adapting… but do not yet have the resources and tools they require to do so successfully…Many said they needed help making adaptation a priority in their communities at a time of constrained human and financial resources.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Social and Cultural Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economic Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourcePreparing for the Changing Climate: A Northeast-focused Needs Assessment (Clean Air-Cool Planet, 2011)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lead AgenciesClean Air-Cool Planet
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedMunicipalities in New Brunswick need funding, expertise, information and cooperation to increase their capacity for climate change adaptation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionFrom the study: "Many municipalities are small and have limited staff who have no expertise in (or even basic knowledge of) environmental and climate change matters. Municipalities feel that they need information and often do not have the finances, time or human resources to collect it themselves. They also need proof that climate change is actually occurring locally, and information and an increased awareness on how exactly climate change trends will affect … their communities. Furthermore, this information needs to be consistently available over the long-term… Municipalities would benefit from toolkits and tangible examples of climate change adaptation planning. These could include recommended actions in the forms of specific models of bylaws, legislations, policies, and guidelines for design standards, for example."(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceCapacity for Climate Change Adaptation in New Brunswick Municipalities (2010)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lead AgenciesMount Allison University Rural and Small Town Programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ContactsStephanie Miller and Gwen Zwicker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedNational system for inventorying natural areas that includes their carbon sink capacity (and calculates the CO2 emissions that would result from their conversion). Uniform national (Canadian) calculator to help assign dollar values to natural features.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionFrom a conference call with municipalities on the topic of land use/land conversion and its impact on municipal greenhouse gas emissions: Participants voiced the need for a systematic, nationwide approach/ystem to compile inventories of natural areas that include a GHG count (carbon sink capacity), and provide a uniform means by which to calculate potential CO2 emissions from conversion of these natural areas. Since it may take time to develop these inventories and conversion measures, participants recommended that a uniform nationwide calculator should be developed that could assign a dollar value to natural features. Participants expressed a need for Canada to emphasize land use/conservation as a critical means of emissions reductions/carbon stabilization and provide better means of measuring cost/benefits of preservation vs. infrastructure investment (e.g., is money better spent preserving/reconstructing wetlands or retrofitting a building). They felt that Canada needs broader public recognition of the value natural lands provide both for carbon storage (emissions reductions/mitigation) and for adaptation (flood control; reducing heat island effect; tempering winds and extreme weather;reducing drought, erosion, and desertification). (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceJuly 2013 Land Use Discussion hosted by FCM's Partners for Climate Protection
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lead AgenciesFederation of Canadian Municipalities/Partners for Climate Protection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ContactsDevin Causley, pcp@fcm.ca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedNeed modelling for what level of storm severity will cause overtopping of dykes Assess potential for salt marsh restoration as an adaptive strategy to buffer storm surge Define regionally relevant best practices to reduce flood risk/impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DescriptionAdditional needs identified in the report: - The flat water model used leaves open the question of how long/intense a storm has to be to overtop the dykes - need for strong coordination between RCMP, CN rail, Department of Transportation, and utilities in terms of emergency response if waters do flow over the dykes - need further study of how Hsaline intrusion affect freshwater wetlands and impact biodiversity (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceCoastal Dykelands in the Tantramar Area: Impacts of Climate Change on Dyke Erosion and Flood Risk (October 2012)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lead AgenciesAtlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association New Brunswick Department of Environment--Climate Change Secretariat
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedNeed more information on adaptive actions taken by communities in the Gulf of Maine region; climate impacts specific to the region; and socio-economic data on the costs of ecosystem disruptions and major storm/weather events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DescriptionThe State of the Gulf of Maine Report’s theme papers on climate change (2010) cite gaps in climate-related information on adaptive actions that communities are taking; regional impacts of climate change; and socio-economic data about the costs associated with extreme weather events and potential diminishment of productive ecosystems. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceState of the Gulf of Maine Report Theme Papers on Climate Change Impacts (2010)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lead AgenciesGulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ContactsHeather Breeze Heather.Breeze@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedNew design that lessens stormwater and wastewater nutrient effects on ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedNortheast regional and sub-regional Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceConnecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Office of Long Island Sound Programs. 2010. Updated Assessment and Strategy of the Connecticut Coastal Management Program.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedOcean acidification observations and research
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Data: In situ Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedOcean Tracking Network to monitor ocean acidification and migration patterns
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourcePartnership for Observation of the Global Oceans. 2010. Speed Installation of System to Monitor Vital Signs of Global Ocean, Scientists Urge.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedOn-line Coastal Atlas that facilities access to best available information on renewable ocean energy- related siting issues
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Products: Maps (Imagery, geo-referenced data)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceMaine Coastal Program. 2012. Maine Coastal Plan: Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedOutreach and education about climate related hazards, natural disasters, and emergency response protocol
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew Hampshire Climate Action Plan, People & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course, Pennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report: Risks and Practical Recommendations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedOutreach and education about water conservation practices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionConduct outreach and education about water conservation practices. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedOutreach and education programs for populations most vulnerable to climate related health hazards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DescriptionOutreach and education programs for populations most vulnerable to climate related health hazards(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceRhode Island Climate Commission Progress Report 2012. Adapting to Climate Change in the Ocean State: A Starting Point, Pennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report: Risks and Practical Recommendations. 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Needoutreach material on adaptation and planning for the general public, providing landowners and communities with examples of climate change best practices and with comparative cost-benefit analyses of adaptive changes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionOther needs identified at this meeting include: - create a list of indicator species to monitor how climate change is affecting GOM marine life; - foster the sharing and coordination of data and modelling experiences, and help compile standardized and consistent land-based datasets such as LIDAR; - support development of high-resolution maps (at 5 km) in conjunction with federal, provincial, state, municipal, and private entities;(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNeeds identified at a binational meeting in Orono, Maine in September 2013
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lead AgenciesGulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Climate Network
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedOutreach materials on flood adaptation measures for facilities with hazardous materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DescriptionEncourage local government agencies that oversee the operation or building of industrial facilities with hazardous waste and hazardous materials in areas prone to flooding to develop outreach materials on flood adaptation measures(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedOutreach on effective coastal hazards planning to make public aware of existing resources and info
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceConnecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Office of Long Island Sound Programs. 2010. Updated Assessment and Strategy of the Connecticut Coastal Management Program.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedOutreach to coastal managers: inform about StormSmart Coasts web site as a tool to communicate with other CMPs on what they are doing and how they are engaging communities in adaption planning
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaSustainability of Marine Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNew Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. 2010. Coastal Zone Management Act Section 309 Enhancement Grants Program Assessment and Strategy. R-WD-10-25.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedOutreach to facilitate public dialogue about benefits, costs, and risks associated with protecting existing coastal development
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedPartnership with existing federal agriculture programs to facilitate outreach and technical assistance programs at the state or county level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionProvide technical assistance and outreach in partnership with existing federal programs (such as U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Natural Resources Conservation Service) that deliver programs at the state or county level.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedPartnerships between industry and government to facilitate technical assistance to businesses that are adapting to climate change
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedPest monitoring education programs for farmers
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ecological and Biological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedPolicies that encourage the use of energy efficient cooling methods such as shading buildings and windows, and use of highly reflective roof paints to reduce building temperature and energy usage
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedPolicy and guidance on the use of living shoreline techniques to address coastal erosion and cumulative effects of shoreline hardening
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceRhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. 2010. Program Assessment and Strategy for Enhancement Performed Pursuant to Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 as Amended.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedPolicy engagement and communication about trade-offs between transportation infrastructure robustness versus economic costs of failure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedPolicy strategies (such as rolling easements) that protect coastal wetlands by prohibiting seawall construction, while still allowing for development
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedPolicy that targets coastal and floodplain properties for residents and structures needing to relocate due to risk of inundation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceRhode Island Climate Commission Progress Report 2012. Adapting to Climate Change in the Ocean State: A Starting Point.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedPolicy to reduce agricultural, urban, and stormwater runoff
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedPolicy toolkits to help build resilient regional water systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionPolicy toolkits that help build resilient regional water systems using tools such as treaties, risk sharing mechanisms, and regional planning approaches (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedPolicy tools that help provide disincentives to building or remaining in high risk areas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedPredictions for changes to freezing periods to inform logging industry
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedPredictions of harmful algal blooms and marine pathogens
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedPredictions to help identify new agricultural market opportunities and guide new crop development
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedPredictive data on weather extremes to adapt culvert management; adaptations might include changing requirements for culvert size, implementing design for increased scour, and increased inspection of culverts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionPredictive data on weather extremes to adapt culvert management; adaptations might include changing requirements for culvert size, implementing design for increased scour, and increased inspection of culverts.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedPredictive mapping and modeling to identify location of future habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedPredictive models for red tide (phytoplankton blooms)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourcePartnership for Observation of the Global Oceans. 2010. Speed Installation of System to Monitor Vital Signs of Global Ocean, Scientists Urge.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedProbabilistic investment analyses and design approaches that apply techniques for trading off the costs of making transportation infrastructure more robust against the economic costs of failure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedProbability forecasts of moisture, to aid with thresholds of fungus-resistant crop
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedPrograms to keep the agricultural community informed about the impacts of climate change and how to adapt to the changing conditions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedProjections of increased water demand to establish new thresholds and guidelines
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedProjects/maps to help identify vulnerable coastal infrastructure and ecosystems: shoreline, coastal wetlands, transportation (streets, bridges and causeways) and energy infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Products: Projections (intra-annual to multi-decadal, including SLR and model down-scaling)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PriorityHigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceState of New Jersey. 2008. Draft: Global Warming Response Act Recommendation Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedPromote 'citizen science', the involvement of citizens to monitor ecological shifts in time and space (i.e. feederwatch: survey to predict bird distributions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DescriptionPromote 'citizen science', the involvement of citizens to monitor ecological shifts in time and space (i.e. feederwatch: survey to predict bird distributions) (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Data: Observing Systems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Natural Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedPromote fire suppression practices in response to increased fire risk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DescriptionPromote fire suppression practices in response to increased fire risk.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Managed Ecosystems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economic Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNew Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire’s Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future. March 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedPromote sustainable land use planning and development to avoid habitat fragmentation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DescriptionPromote sustainable land use planning and development to avoid habitat fragmentation.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Biota
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceNew Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire’s Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future. March 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedPromote workforce development to train public health staff to respond to climate change related health threats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionPromote workforce development to train public health staff to respond to climate change related health threats(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedProvide foresters with strategies, technical assistance, skills, and support services related to maintaining forest viability in the face of climate change induced disturbance
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedProvide tools to farms to improve farm energy efficiency mitigation and resilience planning
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Needpublic awareness of climate change risks/impacts, potential mitigation actions,integration of climate vulnerability information into planning, improved forecasting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionThe Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP) in its 2013 Regional Climate Change Action Plan: Strategic Overview cites the need to • enhance understanding of regional climate-related change and its impacts; • share information on effective policies and practices (particularly those that involve multi-jurisdictional collaboration); • work cooperatively with the research community to better understand forecasting and appropriate macro-level adaptation measures; • ensure that climate risk/vulnerability/adaptation information is integrated into planning and sectoral decision-making; and • continue to inform the public about climate risks and impacts, mitigation actions, and preparedness. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Social and Cultural Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economic Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cross Disciplinary
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Regional Or State -- New England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceThe Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP) 2013 Regional Climate Change Action Plan: Strategic Overview
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lead AgenciesConference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedPublic outreach to educate about water management importance and strategies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Services: Engagement
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Public Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Regional Or State -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceSensitivities to Weather and Climate in North Carolina, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Interview of Ryan Boyles, NC State Climatologist. June 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedPublicly available monitoring and data about climate and health indicators such as airborne pollen and mold
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Data: In situ Observations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Physical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Regional Or State -- Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedR&D/implementation of sensors and other “smart” technologies to monitor transportation infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DescriptionR&D for sensors and other “smart” technologies would enable infrastructure providers to receive advance warning of potential failure due to water levels and currents, wave action, winds, and temperatures exceeding what the infrastructure was designed to withstand (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedRefined benthic and demersal resource data on species location in reference to coastal armoring
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. Management and Administration. Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Volume 1.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedRefined modeling and mapping of the variations of sea level rise impacts (inundation, flooding, storm surge)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceGovernor’s Commission on Climate Change (Virginia). Final Report: A Climate Change Action Plan. December 2008.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedRegional models that incorporate current conditions and observations to support hindcasts, nowcasts, and forecasts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DescriptionCurrent conditions need to be put into a historical context and observations need to be incorporated into regional modeling to support hindcasts, nowcasts, and forecasts of climate conditions in the region. (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Climate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNortheast Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedRegional precipitation data and projections to predict freshwater inputs into bays and estuaries
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceUnderstanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions. Providence, RI; July 23, 2013. Meeting Notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedRegional-to-local-scale model projections of climate change impacts are needed for habitat conservation efforts from regulatory consultations to planning, implementation and evaluation of habitat protection and restoration activities
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Public Health and Safety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedRegionalization efforts among local boards of health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DescriptionFacilitate and enhance regionalization efforts among local boards of health(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water ResourcesChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedRelative and absolute humidity data to determine HVAC needs for industrial applications
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Physical Science
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Infrastructure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Regional Or State -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceDow, K. 2012. Climate Information Needs in the Southeast: Analysis of Requests. CISA Research Report 2012-02. Columbia, SC: Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedResearch and development of road building materials that can withstand high temperatures without buckling, and mechanisms for sharing new knowledge
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus AreaChanges in Extremes of Weather and Climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Climate Society Interactions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceNational Research Council. 2008. Transportation Research Board Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedResearch and improved projections for local scale ocean stratification and its impact on production
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsChanges in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ecological and Biological
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceUnderstanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions. Providence, RI; July 23, 2013. Meeting Notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedResearch and observations are needed to anticipate and track how habitats respond to changes in climate
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Focus AreaSustainability of Marine EcosystemsCoasts and Climate Resilience (including sea-level rise)Changes in Extremes of Weather and ClimateConservation/ Restoration of Sensitive Species and Habitats
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Managed Ecosystems
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional Or State -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- Central -- Great Lakes -- South East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedResearch and observations to help design and evaluate marine habitat protection and restoration efforts to promote resilience and adaptation to climate change
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate. June 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedResearch equitable water pricing programs to implement greater water conservation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedResearch focused on bridges in the context of possible increased stream instability due to different sediment transport loads, overtopping, and weir flow damage to bridge approach roadways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DescriptionResearch focused on bridges in the context of possible increased stream instability due to different sediment transport loads, overtopping, and weir flow damage to bridge approach roadways(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedResearch how animal and plant populations will respond to pH changes in the Great Lakes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceGregg, R. M., K. M. Feifel, J. M. Kershner, and J. L. Hitt. 2012. The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedResearch into feasibility of alternative power generation, specifically focused on resilience to climate impacts
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedResearch into impact of hydrological changes on non-point source pollution and storm water runoff
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourcePennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report: Risks and Practical Recommendations. 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedResearch into local impacts of climate on health demands and the capacity of providers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionAssess the capacity of providers to address anticipated increased patient volumes and changing health demands, including capacity to address heat waves and anomalous winter weather events.(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedResearch into opportunities to coordinate water treatment and energy generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DescriptionExplore opportunities to coordinate water treatment and energy generation, for example locating power plants adjacent to wastewater treatment facilities could partially displace freshwater needs for cooling purposes (More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedResearch into spatial and temporal distribution and habitat needs of marine animals and plants
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedResearch into specific economic impacts of drought on coastal resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNational Drought Information System (NIDIS) Carolinas Drough Pilot Project Scoping Workshop. July/August 2012. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedResearch into specific economic impacts of drought on healthcare costs
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceNational Drought Information System (NIDIS) Carolinas Drough Pilot Project Scoping Workshop. July/August 2012. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedResearch into technology (water re-use systems, desalination, irrigation efficiency) to improve storage and reuse practices of storm water
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceRhode Island Climate Commission Progress Report 2012. Adapting to Climate Change in the Ocean State: A Starting Point.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedResearch into the capacity of streams and rivers to assimilate effluent from wastewater treatment plants experiencing increasing water temperatures
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceNew York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2011. ClimAID: Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Technical Report.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedResearch into the effects of shifting pH on aquaculture and shellfish fisheries
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NeedResearch into the impacts of climate change on genetics of fishery stocks and other marine species
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceUnderstanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks of the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions. Providence, RI; July 23, 2013. Meeting Notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedResearch into the impacts of climate change on the agricultural economony, food prices, and food security
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceNOAA and Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) Inland Impacts of Climate Change Meeting. Ithaca, N.Y. August 2011. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NeedResearch into the potential effects of shifting climate patterns on offshore wind structures such as turbines and drilling platforms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionResearch into the potential effects of shifting climate patterns on offshore wind structures such as turbines and drilling platforms(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedResearch into the role of groundwater in coastal systems, particularly focused on depth, discharge rates, and combined impacts of nutrients, contaminants, etc
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceNational Drought Information System (NIDIS) Carolinas Drough Pilot Project Scoping Workshop. July/August 2012. Meeting notes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NeedResearch into whether or not the life spans of buildings are in line with anticipated climate changes (i.e., a 50-year building will not be located in an area where flooding is projected in 30 years‘ time)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedResearch is needed on Great Lakes biogeochemical cycles and how they will interact with climate change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DescriptionGeologic conditions surrounding the Great Lakes create different chemistry than oceans or other freshwater environments; as a result, there is a strong need for research about Great Lakes’ biogeochemical cycles, and how they will interact with climate change(More…/PDF)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Focus AreaClimate Impacts on Water Resources
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SourceGregg, R. M., K. M. Feifel, J. M. Kershner, and J. L. Hitt. 2012. The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NeedResearch is needed on when, where and how habitats and ecosystems may undergo rapid, significant changes or ecological tipping points, and possible management strategies to avoid these outcomes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Source NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation. 2010. Priority Climate-Related Science, Product and Engagement Needs For Conservation of Marine and Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeedResearch on crop adaptation and diversity
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourcePeople & Nature Adapting to Climate Change: Charting Maine’s Course. 2009.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NeedResearch on the economic impacts of coastal hazards (including sea level rise) on resource-based trades and industries
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SourceMaryland Commission on Climate Change. 2008. Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase I: Sea-level Rise and Coastal Storms. Adaptation and Response Working Group.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NeedResearch policy options for nourishment of private beaches
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NeedResearch, educate, and develop incentives to encourage forestry practices that foster regeneration of vulnerable species (such as northern hardwoods) to perpetuate their benefits
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SourceMassachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report. September 2011.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SourceSource New Jersey Coastal Management Office. 2011. New Jersey Section 309 Coastal Programs Assessment and Strategy for 2011-2015.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SourceOsgood, K.E. (Ed). 2008. Climate Impacts on U.S. Living Marine Resources: National Marine Fisheries Service Concerns, Activities and Needs. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-89
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SourceNOAA Climate Team. Eastern Region Gaps, Needs and Assets Document. Updated May 2010. (Unpublished).
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