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Resilience Assets: Extreme Weather Events and Other Environmental Hazards

Last updated: January 20, 2016

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 Climate.gov
https://www.climate.gov

NOAA Digital Coast
https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction
http://www.ncep.noaa.gov

NOAA National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov

NOAA National Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit
http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhatWeDo/ResilienceToolkit.aspx

NOAA Weather.gov
http://www.weather.gov

NOAA Weather-Ready Nation
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
http://toolkit.climate.gov

U.S. Drought Portal
http://www.drought.gov

U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
http://www.globalchange.gov

U.S. National Climate Assessment
http://nca2014.globalchange.gov


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)
http://www.c2es.org

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) Adaptation Plans
http://www.c2es.org/us-states-regions/policy-maps/adaptation

Climate Interpreter
http://climateinterpreter.org

Data.gov
http://www.data.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) State Hazard Mitigation Officers
http://www.fema.gov/state-hazard-mitigation-officers

Georgetown Climate Center (GCC)
http://www.georgetownclimate.org

Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) Adaptation Plans
http://www.georgetownclimate.org/adaptation/overview

National Drought Mitigation Center
http://drought.unl.edu

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster Resilience Center of Excellence
http://www.nist.gov/coe/resilience

Ready.gov
http://www.ready.gov


Other Relevant Reports and Frameworks
Please note that this list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of reports and frameworks.

Reports

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:
https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate

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:
https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective

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:
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/downloads/Extreme_Weather_Related_Events_Report.pdf

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:
http://masgc.org/publications/details/coastal-community-resilience-index

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:
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/NOAA_Technical_Report_NOS_COOPS_073.pdf

Frameworks

Atmospheric Science Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Atmospheric Science Literacy
http://eo.ucar.edu/asl

Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Sciences
http://www.globalchange.gov/browse/educators

Energy Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
http://www.globalchange.gov/browse/educators

Estuary Principles & Concepts
http://estuaries.noaa.gov/Teachers/Default.aspx?ID=180

Great Lakes Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Great Lakes Learning
http://greatlakesliteracy.net/

Ocean Literacy: Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/literacy/ocean_literacy.pdf