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. FY11 funding will support development of a Training and Technical Assistance Program; Regional Downscaling; and working with regional and state partners to increase their capacity to support community implementation.
Community outreach and technical assistance for assessing climate change risks and vulnerabilities within the Great Lakes region