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Climate Change

*Photo credit: Marge Beaver, Photography Plus, NOAA Photo Library

Climate Change (Long-term data collection and analysis and Ocean Acidification)

Communities in the southeast are struggling to identify strategies to adapt to the impacts changing climate may have. Marine ecosystems may experience severe impacts.

SECOORA will address this by providing:

  • Support for Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance climate change initiatives with marine observations and scientific studies by scientists from the university, agency, NGO and private sectors.
  • Platforms for NOAA carbon dioxide sensors that are part of the national ocean acidification monitoring program.  These sensors will provide data necessary to more accurately assess changes in ocean pH, which has significant impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems.
  • Readily available and continuous ocean observing data for use in regional climate indices and models that inform understanding of local level impacts associated with climate change.