Transforming data into action: best practices for integrating sea-level rise science into decision-making

Transforming data into action: best practices for integrating sea-level rise science into decision-making

Organizer: 
Katy Hintzen
Hawai'i Sea Grant
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 4
Session Type: 
Symposium
Abstract: 

NOAA Sentinel Site Cooperatives (Cooperatives) are place-based partnerships focused on integrating sea-level rise science into stakeholder decision-making. There are five Sentinel Site Cooperatives across the Unites States functioning at a landscape scale: Chesapeake Bay, Hawaiian Islands, North Carolina, Northern Gulf of Mexico, and San Francisco Bay. Each Cooperative includes a collection of “sentinel sites”, geographic locations where long-term coastal and environmental data collection allow for intensive research, outreach, and education focused on sea-level rise and coastal hazards. Each Sentinel Site Cooperative has a Coordinator, responsible for facilitating partnerships and advancing common goals across the sentinel sites for enhanced coastal resilience. These partnerships include a diverse mix of local, state, and federal government agencies, research institutions, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and other regional and local stakeholders and organizations. Established in 2012, the NOAA Sentinel Site Cooperatives can now offer six years of case studies and lessons learned for integrating sea-level rise into decision-making from a network that spans diverse ecological, cultural, and economic contexts across the county. This session will provide examples from Sentinel Site Cooperative partners on coastal resilience initiatives across the science to stewardship continuum. Case studies will include efforts from natural resource management, community planning, communication tool development, and research syntheses. The session will further explore how the challenges and successes faced by the NOAA Sentinel Site Cooperative network can serve as a model for other adaptation professionals seeking to develop and sustain nation-wide communities of practice focused on coastal resilience.

Presentations

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Renee Collini, Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative
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Katy DeLaforgue Hintzen, Hawaiian Islands Sentinel Site Cooperative
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Brenna Mahoney, San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative
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Taryn Sudol, Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative
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David Kidwell, NOAA National Center for Coastal Scienc