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Climate Monitoring and Assessment

Monitoring and assessing changing climatic conditions and trends are vital parts of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s climate resiliency goal. Documenting changes in sea level, precipitation patterns, water temperature and the resulting ecosystem response will inform the development and prioritization of on-the-ground projects and program management.

Outcome(s)

Monitoring and Assessment Continually monitor and assess the trends and likely impacts of changing climatic and sea level conditions on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, including the effectiveness of restoration and protection policies, programs and projects.

Adaptation Continually pursue, design, and construct restoration and protection projects to enhance the resiliency of Bay and aquatic ecosystems from the impacts of coastal erosion, coastal flooding, more intense and more frequent storms and sea-level rise.

Lead Workgroup

Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting

Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)

Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)
Habitat Goal Implementation Team (GIT 2)
Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (GIT 3)
Maintain Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team (GIT 4)

Participating Partners

State of Delaware
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
National Park Service (NPS)

Contact(s)

Zoe Johnson
410 Severn Avenue
Suite 207-A
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
zoe.johnson@noaa.gov

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