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Webinar: NOAA Science Report Seminar: Climate and the Blue Economy

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Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 3:00

Wednesday, February 23, 2022. 3:00 PM. Webinar: NOAA Science Report Seminar: Climate and the Blue Economy. Michael Palecki, US Climate Reference Network; Craig Stow, Nate Herold, Jennifer Zhuang, and Chris Lauer, NOAA. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here. Register here.

Abstract: The NOAA Science Report celebrates NOAA's R&D by showcasing science highlights, bibliometrics, NOAA's scientific workforce, and more. This seminar features 5 projects from the 2021 NOAA Science Report (to be released soon) related to climate and the Blue Economy. Keywords: NOAA Science Report, Climate, Blue Economy

Bio(s): Dr. Michael Palecki is the Climate Science Lead for the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). He has worked on projects ranging from the validation and use of climate measurements taken in the mid-19th Century to studying today's climate. He led the NCEI team producing the 1991-2020 U.S. Climate Normals, which was successfully released in May 2021.Dr. Craig Stow has been a scientist at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI since 2006. His work focuses on modeling and data analysis, mostly related to nutrient dynamics in the Great Lakes.

Nate Herold is a Physical Scientist with NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM). He has been with NOAA for 18 years and is located in Charleston, South Carolina where he is responsible for leading NOAA's national land cover mapping and monitoring activities through its Coastal Change Analysis Program (or C-CAP). He is also involved in making this data and tools in general available through NOAA's Digital Coast site.

Jennifer Zhuang is an economist contractor supporting NOAA's Performance, Risks, and Social Science Office. Jennifer focuses on promoting the use of economics by federal, local, and industrial partners to manage our nation's ocean and coasts more effectively and efficiently. Areas of interest include economic values associated with ocean and coastal resources, natural capital accounting, ROI, and PRA Information Collection Request.

Chris Lauer is an Economist in NOAA's Office of Performance, Risk, and Social Science in Silver Spring, MD. His work focuses on a range of topics related to weather, natural hazards, marine resources, and the value of information. Chris completed his Ph.D. in Applied Economics at Oregon State University.

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