Communities resilient to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards make informed decisions to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant environmental hazards and stresses, with minimum damage to social well-being, the economy, and the environment. The following physical and intellectual assets could be better utilized by the education community to inform, educate, and inspire a diverse pool of educators, students and the public to use Earth systems science toward both improving ocean and coastal stewardship and increasing safety and resilience to environmental hazards:
NOAA Resilience Assets
Please note that this list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of NOAA resilience assets.
NOAA Digital Coast
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NOAA National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
NOAA National Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit
NOAA Weather-Ready Nation
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
U.S. Drought Portal
U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
U.S. National Climate Assessment
Other NOAA Assets
NOAA has many other assets that are not specifically focused on resilience but may be useful for supporting resilience-focused projects.
Click here for a list of NOAA assets in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather and climate sciences.
Click here for a list of NOAA facilities, programs, or staff based in, or focused on, your state or territory.
Non-NOAA Resilience Assets
Please note that this list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of non-NOAA resilience assets.
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) Adaptation Plans
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) State Hazard Mitigation Officers
Georgetown Climate Center (GCC)
Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) Adaptation Plans
National Drought Mitigation Center
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster Resilience Center of Excellence
Other Relevant Reports and Frameworks
Please note that this list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of reports and frameworks.
Blunden, J. and D. S. Arndt, Eds., State of the Climate in 2014 (2015). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society., 96 (7), S1–S267. Available at:
Herring, S. C., M. P. Hoerling, J. P. Kossin, T. C. Peterson, and P. A. Stott, Eds., Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective (2015). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society., 96 (12), S1–S172. Available at:
Melillo, J.M., T. Richmond, and G. W. Yohe, Eds., Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (2014). U.S. Global Change Research Program., Available at: http://nca2014.globalchange.gov
National Research Council. (2009). Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits. Committee on Learning Science in Informal Environments. P. Bell, B. Lewenstein, A.W. Shouse, and M.A. Feder (Eds.). Board on Science Education, Center for Education. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Available at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12190/learning-science-in-informal-environments-people-places-and-pursuits
National Research Council. (2012). A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards. Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Available at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13165/a-framework-for-k-12-science-education-practices-crosscutting-concepts
National Research Council. (2012). Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Available at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13457/disaster-resilience-a-national-imperative
Schubel, J.R., et al., Increasing Community Resilience to Extreme Weather-Related Events through Coastal America’s Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center Network (2013)., Available at:
Sempier, T.T., D.L. Swann, R. Emmer, S.H. Sempier, and M. Schneider., Coastal Community Resilience Index: A Community Self-Assessment (2010). MASGP-08-014., Available at:
Sweet, W., et al., NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 073, Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes Around the United States (2014)., Available at:
Atmospheric Science Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Atmospheric Science Literacy
Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Sciences
Energy Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
Estuary Principles & Concepts
Great Lakes Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Great Lakes Learning
Ocean Literacy: Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences