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Climate, Collaboration, & Community: Cascading Effects and Pathways Forward

Climate, Collaboration, & Community: Cascading Effects and Pathways Forward

Coastal communities are at the frontlines of climate change. These communities sit at the confluence of climate-driven coastal hazards, ecological changes, and underlying social and economic vulnerabilities. Given the pace and scope of expected climate effects, there is a pressing need for strong collaborative research to understand, plan for, and respond to climate impacts on coastal communities. This session invites talks highlighting social science efforts working in collaboration with communities to better understand, inform, and advance social-ecological resilience of coastal communities in the face of changing climate conditions. This includes: bridging diverse knowledge systems to understand climate effects; studies of shifting fishing behavior and adaptation strategies; novel approaches to understanding adaptation barriers and resilience; lessons learned from adaptation planning. The goal of the session is to share lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities to support capacity for resilience in coastal communities.

Organizer: Sarah Wise, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, [email protected]

Co-organizers: Marysia Szymkowiak, Jennifer Dopkowski

Supported by: Alaska Fisheries Science Center-NOAA, Northwest Fisheries Science Center-NOAA, Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program Oceanic and Atmospheric Research – NOAA

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