Science Inventory

Vulnerability Assessments in Support of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgement, Volume II: Results for the Massachusetts Bays Program (External Review Draft)

Notice:

EPA is announcing the release of a draft report entitled, Vulnerability Assessments in Support of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgment, Volume II: Results for the Massachusetts Bays Program for a 30-day public review and comment period. An external peer review will be conducted simultaneously by letter. Public comments received on the draft report within 30 days after the release of the FRN will be considered by EPA in their revisions. [Federal Register Sep 8, 2011]

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Vulnerability Assessments in Support of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgement, Volume II: Results for the Massachusetts Bays Program (External Review Draft). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-11/058B, 2011.

Impact/Purpose:

The aim is to synthesize place-based information on the potential implications of climate change for key ecosystem processes in each estuary, in a form that will enable managers to undertake management adaptation planning.

Description:

As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared a report exploring a new methodology for climate change vulnerability assessments using Massachusetts Bays’ salt marsh ecosystem as a demonstration.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 02/29/2012
Record Last Revised: 03/07/2013
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 237920