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Eastern Regional Partners

NOAA's Eastern Region Climate Service, which are part of NCDC, deliver tools and information to communities and businesses to reduce climate risk and improve resiliency. The Regional Partners assist and work with the Climate Service.

Regional Partners

  • New England Federal Partners
    The New England Federal Partners is an affiliation of 16 federal agencies operating in New England that meets regularly to consider climate adaptation and mitigation, ocean planning and coordinated communication and engagement. The purpose of the group is to facilitate cross-agency communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration in support of stakeholders including states and local governments.
  • Federal Climate Partners for the Mid-Atlantic
    The re-form of the Federal Climate Partners for the Mid-Atlantic (FCP) was in 2013 from the original group focused specifically on NY and NJ. The group now includes about 14 Federal agencies supporting climate activities across the Mid-Atlantic sub-region (NY-VA). The group meets regularly by telecom and in-person to facilitate communication and cooperation across Federal agencies in support of climate needs expressed by the two member states.
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Partners for the Oceans
    The Mid-Atlantic Federal Partners for the Oceans is an informal body created to increase federal coordination towards shared coastal and ocean management priorities identified by Mid-Atlantic Regional Council for the Oceans. NOAA (CSC mid-Atlantic coordinator) convenes Mid-Atlantic Federal Partners for the Oceans every two to three months.
  • Southeast Natural Resources Leadership Group
    The Southeast Natural Resources Leadership Group is an informal federal interagency body working to promote efficient and effective federal partnerships in the southeast. The group undertook the process of leading a GIS-based analysis of federal efforts in the region.
  • Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability
    The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability is primarily lead by DOD agencies, with some input from EPA and NOAA. The focus is on habitat conservation and sustainable ecosystems, on DOD lands primarily.
  • Northeast Regional Ocean Council
    The Northeast Regional Ocean Council is a state and federal partnership with the goal of engaging in regional protection and balanced use of ocean and coastal resources. In 2005, the six New England governors created the council to facilitate the development and implementation of coordinated and collaborative regional goals and priorities to improve responses to coastal issues and challenges that are inherently regional.
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean
    In June 2009, the Governors of NY, NJ, DE, MD, and VA committed to a new comprehensive, regional approach, pledging to work to maintain and improve the health of their collective ocean and coastal resources, and ensure that they continue to contribute to the high quality of life and economic vitality of our region’s communities well into the future.
  • Governors' South Atlantic Alliance
    The gubernatorial leads of NC, SC, GA, and FL formed the Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance to focus on a regional approach to managing coastal ecosystems and habitats. The partnership is state-led, with federal partners from coastal-related agencies.
  • Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) The steering committees comprised of representatives from the state fish and wildlife agencies, conservation and wildlife-related NGOs, as well as federal agencies Appalachian LCC, North Atlantic LCC, and South Atlantic LCC.
  • Department of the Interior (DOI)/Northeast Climate Science Center
    The DOI/Northeast Climate Science Center started activity in FY12 with appointments to an advisory team and a call for proposals. In FY13, the DOI/CSC lead calls for proposals and disseminated about $650k towards climate-related research supporting the LCCs.
  • Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast
    The group is part of the NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment program with the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. The group includes experts in climate modeling, urban infrastructure and vulnerability assessments, hydrologic risks from a changing climate, coastal modeling and storm surge, and evaluation of effective scientific programs. The university members include Columbia, Drexel, Massachusetts, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Hunter College.
  • Carolinas Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
    The group is located at the University of South Carolina. The principle investigators at Carolinas Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments work to incorporate climate information into water and coastal management and related decision-making processes. These efforts specifically include adaptation to drought, linking climate variability to watershed/land-use planning, coastal adaptation planning, and characterizing climate vulnerability in the region.
  • Cooperative Institute for North Atlantic Research
    The group includes academic partners from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Rutgers University, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the University of Maine, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies. Primary research themes are related to the intersection of climate and ecosystem research, specifically ecosystem forecasting, climate global observations in the ocean, and climate and fisheries investigations.
  • Sea Grant
    Sea Grant recognizes the value in identifying and prioritizing needs on a regional level as a cornerstone of sound ocean, coastal and New England and Mid-Atlantic consortia ecosystem management. Sea Grant continues to solidify its regional partnerships with each of the eight NOAA regions, bringing together academic institutions, federal, state and local government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations to address regional issues.
  • U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System
    U.S.Integrated Ocean Observing System is a vital tool for tracking, predicting, managing, and adapting to changes in our ocean, coastal and Great Lakes environment. It delivers the data and information needed, so that decision-makers can take action to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment.
  • National Estuarine Research Reserve System
    The National Estuarine Research Reserves serve as living laboratories to support coastal research and long-term monitoring, and to provide facilities for on-site staff, visiting scientists, and graduate students. They also serve as reference sites for comparative studies on coastal topics such as ecosystem dynamics, human influences on estuarine systems, habitat conservation, and restoration, species management, and social science.
  • NOAA's Regional Collaboration Teams
    The teams each host monthly calls and annual or semi-annual face-to-face team meetings. RCSD is lead for climate for three of these teams: The North Atlantic Regional Team includes the sub-region from ME to VA. The Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team includes the regional geography of NC to FL and the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Great Lakes Regional Team includes all of the states bordering the nation’s Great Lakes.