NOAA will provide climate change science, resources and training to address economics of flooding, risk and vulnerability, and visualization of lake level changes, as well as other critical information to local decision-makers throughout the GL basin. This work will increase understanding throughout the GL basin of climate change impacts, not only among federal agencies and partners, but also stakeholders and the public, and to enable local communities to use that increased understanding to plan response measures. By building community capacity for adaptation planning, there will be reduced risk/vulnerability associated with future natural resource management and overall restoration of the GL region. FY12 funding will support development of a Lake Level Viewer; Economic Framework for Community Adaptation; and Regional Downscaling.
Community outreach and technical assistance for assessing climate change risks and vulnerabilities within the Great Lakes region