NCEI's Eastern Region Climate Services provide data, tools, and information to help organizations, decision makers, and the general public address and mitigate the effects of climate variability and change. The Eastern Region of the US (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia) has four of the Nation’s 10 largest metropolitan areas, three of the top five U.S. ports based on the value of fish landed, and five of the Nation's top 20 ports based on international cargo volume. These features make it one of the most climate-vulnerable. Heavily populated coastal areas, aging infrastructure, and the nation's oldest marine fishery are a few major examples of the challenges that communities are responding to across the region.
- Eastern Region Climate Services Monthly Webinar
The Eastern Region webinar series started in February 2015 to bring our customers and partners together on key topics of interest to the region. Examples of past webinars include spring flooding, El Nino, droughts, and climate impacts on specific topics including agriculture, transportation, marine ecosystems, and human health.
- Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlooks
NOAA’s Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlooks draw on sources across NOAA to provide concise and accessible climate information for various regions of the US, including the Eastern Region. These syntheses discuss the major climate events during the past three months and contain historical seasonal assessments as well as climate predictions and projections.
Communities of Practice
The Communities of Practice provide forums for discussion and review of the needs for climate information as they pertain to a specific sector. These communities have formed around the transportation, coastal, and marine fisheries sectors and include partners from federal, state, local, academic, and nonprofit. The groups discuss climate science, lessons learned, adaptation efforts, and climate-related impacts.
- Downscaled Climate Projections Suitable for Resource Management
This dataset from NASA showcases a new archive of downscaled global climate models at 800-m resolution prepared in part for the International Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report.
- Northeast Regional Climate Center
The Northeast Regional Climate Center is located in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. It serves the 12-state region that includes Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
- Southeast Regional Climate Center
The Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) is located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The SERCC serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the SERCC is to provide timely, high-quality, and pertinent climate data and information to public and private users in the region.
Reports and Resources
- Cost-Efficient Climate Change Adaptation in the North Atlantic
This report is a compilation of best practices shared by towns and cities willing to share the steps that they have taken towards successful adaptation to climate change.
- U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment
The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee has engaged more than 240 authors in the creation of the National Climate Assessment Report and other technical reports.
Training and Professional Development
- NOAA's Office of Coastal Management
NOAA's Office of Coastal Management offers courses to coastal and other natural resources managers. The classes include sea level rise viewer, recently released for the mid-Atlantic and the North Atlantic, courses on conducting vulnerability assessments and others.
- New England Federal Partners
- Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability
- Northeast Regional Ocean Council
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean
- Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) Department of the Interior
- (DOI)/Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
- Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast
- Carolinas Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
- Cooperative Institute for North Atlantic Research
- Sea Grant
- U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System
- National Estuarine Research Reserve System
- NOAA's Regional Collaboration Teams
- USDA Northeast Climate Hub
- National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
- El Nino Fact Sheet
- New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse
- NIDIS Drought Early Warning System 2018-19 Strategic Plan for Northeast
- Climate Actions by states in the Eastern Region: