NJADAPT launched! A collaborative effort of scientists and data managers in academia, government, the private sector and NGO community who have developed a strategic plan for a New Jersey platform to host and apply climate science impacts and data. Includes a Flood Exposure Profile for community discussions about hazard impacts (e.g., maps of people, places and assets at risks); NJ Flood Mapper a user friendly visualization tool for flooding hazards and sea level rise; Getting to Resilience a tool to help communities reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness (including how to obtain points through FEMA's Community Rating System). Includes reports such as New Jersey's Coastal Flood Exposure; Modeling the Fate Of New Jersey's Salt Marshes Under Sea Level Rise; NJ Property Value Impacts Case Study and audio visual Story Maps related to several NJ communities (Toms River Township, Tuckerton Borough, Newark-East Ferry) and climate related topics (Salt Marshes and Coastal Flood Exposure). Visit NJADAPT here and see press coverage here.
Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society 'Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience' National Summit is November 1-6, 2014. The summit brings together coastal management and restoration communities. For more information and to register, click here.
New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance issues policy recommendations concurrent with Duke Farms Dialogue.
Read the June 2014 Alliance report outlining policy recommendations to enhance New Jersey's ability to prepare for and adapt to a changing climate. The report is the culmination of almost two years of effort including research on climate change impacts in New Jersey, leading practices as well as extensive stakeholder engagement. The report and links to supporting documents can be found here. Watch the first Duke Farms Dialogue on "Framing Climate Change" with Alliance Co-Chair, Duke Farms Executive Director, Michael Catania and Rutgers Climate Institute Co-directors Tony Broccoli and Robin Leichenko that provides natural and social science context as background to the Alliance report.
James J. Gallagher Family Fellowship
James J. Gallagher Family Fellowship established for Rutgers students interested in climate change preparedness to advance mission of the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance. Read more here.