With a mission to “maintain and enhance environmental quality in the Gulf of Maine to allow for sustainable resource use by existing and future generations,” the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment hosts a variety of physical and biological monitoring programs in the Gulf of Maine. The Ecosystem Indicator Partnership (ESIP), a sub-committee of the council, presents interactive maps locating monitoring programs related to climate change.
GoMOOS offers real-time and archived oceanographic data reported from buoys throughout the Gulf of Maine.
Coordinates the work of governmental agencies and private organizations and citizens who are studying and implementing means to reduce the impacts of or help adapt to ocean and coastal acidification.
The University of Maine has significant expertise on climate and forest resources, which exists across academics units, centers, and institutes. This web portal is intended to serve as a point of access to these resources and encourage networking among university expertise as well as external stakeholders.
Building on capacity within USDA to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners.
Focuses on the waters from Long Island Sound to the Scotian Shelf, including the coastal waters of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
This database catalogs activities in more than 100 jurisdictions in New England that are addressing flooding, heat, extreme weather events, sea level rise, and more. You can use the database to learn from others, research actions that are being taken at the state, regional or community level, or share actions that you are taking to address climate change.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Services website presents a hub of groundbreaking news in climate science, with access to data libraries and interactive visualizations of Earth’s climate system.
The National Fish, Wildlife & Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is a unified effort by federal, state, and tribal government agencies to provide a ‘framework for cooperative climate response’ to changes in our national natural resources. The Strategy is still under development, and will be publicly released in June 2012. Meanwhile, check out the above informational website for background information and progress.
Climate Central is a nonprofit science and media organization created to provide clear and objective information about climate change and its potential solutions, founded by Dr. John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, and Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator. A prestigious group of scientists and journalists are involved in this project to “bridge the gap between scientific community and the public.” Their website may be useful in developing educational programs and materials. Sign up to receive updates on broadcasts and webcasts.
Focusing on the social and political implications of climate science, a host of vibrant science writers and researchers regularly contribute articles to this forum.
In 2006, 12 college and university presidents in the U.S. drafted a commitment pledging to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions through a series of immediate and long-term actions. To date, nearly 700 presidents have signed the commitment and over 1200 institutions have submitted greenhouse gas inventories to the organization.
Over 6,000 volunteers across the U.S. contribute daily weather observations to this community-generated precipitation database. Cumulative reports are mapped out in real-time and are available to the public.
Keep track of atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
A Song of Ice (Greenland Is Melting) by E Kolbert, The New Yorker, October 24, 2016. The shrinking of the country’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open.
Prepared by members of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, this comprehensive fact sheet explains the basic scientific concepts behind global climate change in the past, present, and future.
Aiming to strengthen public communication of climate change, the Yale Project on Climate Change and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication conduct an annual survey exploring how American adults perceive climate change. The results of the survey illuminate six distinct attitudes towards climate change within the American public, each of which are addressed in this report as a resource for climate educators and communicators.