The Study of Integrated Marine Protected Area Climate Tools (IMPAC)
TimeTuesday, July 246:30pm - 8:30pm
DescriptionNCCOS and their IMPACT partners are using NOAA’s ocean, climate and weather services, and modeling infrastructure to define realistic ecosystem changes scenarios for a diverse set of scientific applications and adaptive management options. The management and conservation of the world’s oceans require synthesis of spatial data on the distribution and intensity of human of activities and the overlap of their impacts on marine ecosystems. Florida coastal has the potential to severely impact the ecosystem. The analytical process and resulting maps provide flexible tools for regional and global efforts to allocate conservation resources; to implement ecosystem-based management; and to inform marine spatial planning, education, and basic research. The poster will provide an outline of a management tool Nowcast, that will be able to manage the climate changes in Florida. The Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) data set features time-series data focused on the six economic sectors that are dependent on the oceans and Great Lakes. ENOW is available for counties, states, regions, and the nation in a wide variety of formats. It will provide guidance on size, risk spreading (representation and replication), critical areas, connectivity, and maintaining ecosystem function to help Marine Protected Area (MPA) planners and managers design Marine Protected Area (MPA) networks that are more robust in the face of climate-change impacts.