Climate Tools

Assessing the Vulnerability of Fish Stocks in a Changing Climate

NOAA Fisheries, in collaboration with the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research - "Earth System Research Laboratory, is finalizing a methodology to rapidly assess the vulnerability of U.S. marine stocks to climate change. The methodology uses existing information on climate and ocean conditions, species distributions, and species life history characteristics to estimate the relative vulnerability of fish stocks to potential changes in climate.

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Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit 

The Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit represents a compilation of tools and resources that been developed by the Sea Grant Network to help communities become more resilient. Sea Grant programs are spread across diverse communities and specialize in developing tools that are tailored to local needs. This portal allows people to learn about tools from across the entire network, giving users the opportunity to adapt tools for their own local needs. Each entry includes a description of the tools, a link for more information, and a point of contact. Read More.

Climate Resilience Toolkit: Meeting the challenges of a changing climate

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people understand and manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government, and across many different topic areas.  The 'Marine' topic was added in August 2016 and provides direct links to tools and case studies relevant to addressing climate-related impacts on Living Marine Resources, Fisheries and Coastal Communities, Habitats, Ocean Conditions, and Aquaculture. Read More.

OCEANADAPT tool tracks shifts in the distribution of U.S. marine species with changing ocean conditions

U.S. fish and invertebrates are on the move with changing climate and ocean conditions

This OCEANADAPT webtool was developed by NOAA Fisheries and Rutgers University to provide easy access to information about the distribution of marine species involved in commercial and recreational fishing over time. Read More