Research conducted within the NOAA CCME will fall under three focus areas, each with a unique set of objectives and strategies to address CCME goals through an integrative approach: Coastal Intelligence, Coastal Resilience, and Place-Based Conservation.
FOCUS AREA GOALS
- The elements of sea-level rise observation networks and their relationship to sea-level rise projections.
- The leading stressors on ecosystem processes and their relationship to ecosystem health.
- Archived, existing, and new data streams that support ecosystems dynamics and research.
- Widely-used databases and decision- support tools that address coastal hazards.
- Best practices for ecosystem assessment and restoration.
- Demonstrate the use of communication approaches to deliver more effective warnings about coastal resources and coastal hazards.
- Evaluate a select suite of products and services to confirm the integration and effective use of social science into coastal intelligence research.
- The natural and nature-based infrastructure that address the impact of extreme weather on coastal ecosystems and communities.
- The community-based approaches for the preservation, fortification, and enhancement of natural and nature-based coastal infrastructure.
- The models for community-based approaches for assessing the vulnerabilities and value of proposed solutions relating to the impact of extreme weather and sea-level rise on coastal ecosystems and communities.
- The tools used to study natural and nature-based infrastructure that mitigate the impact of extreme weather and sea- level rise on coastal communities and ecosystems.
- Integrating models and practices and other decision-making tools for ecosystem-based management.
- Advocating for the accountability of social science in planning and budgeting to enhance coastal community projects.
- The policies and commonly-used decision-making tools that support place- based conservation.
- The relationship between natural, applied, and social sciences and the policies as it pertains to capacity management.
- Best practices for engaging community stakeholders in addressing specific site- based concerns.
- Broadly-used ecosystems valuation tools and their use in place-based conservation efforts.
- The tools used to balance conservation with demand for coastal resource utilization and economic development.
- Understand socio-economic data needs.
- Engage community stakeholders.