Here is some useful information on climate and climate partners in the Southeast and Caribbean region.
- NOAA’s Climate Portal
- A single point-of-entry for NOAA’s extensive collection of climate data and information – www.climate.gov
- Regional Climate Services
- A focus on and execution through regions is an integral part of NOAA’s climate services strategy. NOAA’s Eastern and Southern regional climate services directors (RCSDs) are working with SECART to develop and sustain intra- and inter-agency partnerships, identify pathways for the delivery of new or enhanced products and services, and integrate NOAA’s climate services delivery to better meet a diverse range of regional constituent needs. The SECART team works closely with the Eastern RCSD, based in Taunton MA, and the Southern RCSD, based in Fort Worth TX. For more on RCSDs
- Regional Climate Centers
- NOAA’s Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort, managed by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. The six centers that comprise the RCC Program are engaged in the timely production and delivery of useful climate data, information, and knowledge for decision makers and other users at the local, state, regional and national levels. The RCCs support NOAA’s effort to provide operational climate services while leveraging improvements in technology and collaborations with partners to expand quality data dissemination capabilities. The SECART team works closely with the Southeast RCC in Chapel Hill, NC and the Southern RCC in Baton Rouge, LA. For more on RCCs
- Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
The Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) program supports research that addresses complex climate sensitive issues of concern to decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level. The RISA research team members are primarily based at universities though some of the team members are based at government research facilities, non-profit organizations or private sector entities. Traditionally the research has focused on the fisheries, water, wildfire, and agriculture sectors. The program also supports research into climate sensitive public health issues. Recently, coastal restoration has also become an important research focus for some of the teams. The SECART team works closely with the Carolina Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) and Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC) RISA programs. For more on RISAs
- Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice
- The Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice (CoP) was created to explore the state of climate science; learn how coastal communities can adapt to climate change impacts; and share lessons-learned related to climate communication and adaptation. Comprised of individuals from state agencies, federal agencies, academia, non-profits, and local communities, the CoP formed around an initial meeting in May 2010 and is open to new participants. For more on the CoP
- The Southeast & Caribbean Team will continue to build this portion of the website to bring you easy access to climate reports.