Climate Outreach Community of Practice

Summary

Maybe you are a local elected official, city planner, community leader, a local decision-maker or someone working with local decision-makers. You’ve come here because you are interested in learning more about how your community can become more resilient in the wake of severe storm events such as sea-level rise and precipitation changes.

You've come to the right place.

The Climate Community of Practice brings together extension, outreach and education professionals and community official in the Gulf to learn how coastal communities can adapt to sea-level rise, precipitation changes and other climate-related issues. Extension, outreach and education professionals and local decision-makers work together so that they can be better equipped with reliable information and science-based guid­ance regarding the level of risk to their communities and strategies they can use to adapt to climate change.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team and the four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Programs worked together to form the Climate Community of Practice.

The Climate Community of Practice is a group of professionals who aim to incorporate adaptation strategies into Gulf Coast communities’ comprehensive plans. By working together we can learn from each other and develop a set of effective common approaches that will make a difference in becoming a more resilient community.

What does that mean to you?

  • You will have access to reliable science information that is rigorously reviewed by top scientists.
  • You will have access to extension, outreach and education programs designed to deliver the key research to those who can use it in decision-making roles.
  • You will have access to trainers who can come to your community or group and deliver science information.
  • You will be able to discuss climate-related issues with professionals like you who are seeking more information about the risks associated with climate change and effective adaptation strategies.