Resilience Assets: Extreme Weather Events and Other Environmental Hazards
Last updated: January 20, 2016 Communities resilient to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards make informed decisions to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant environmental hazards and stresses, with minimum damage to social well-being, the economy, and the environment. The following physical and intellectual assets could be better utilized by the education community to educate and inspire people to use Earth systems science to improve ecosystem stewardship and increase community resilience.
NOAA Resilience AssetsPlease note that this list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of NOAA resilience assets.
NOAA Climate.gov NOAA Digital Coast NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction NOAA National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center NOAA National Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit NOAA Weather.gov NOAA Weather-Ready Nation U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit U.S. Drought Portal U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) U.S. National Climate Assessment
Other NOAA AssetsNOAA has many other assets that are not specifically focused on resilience but may be useful for supporting resilience-focused projects.
Click here for a list of NOAA assets in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather and climate sciences. Click here for a list of NOAA facilities, programs, or staff based in, or focused on, your state or territory.
Non-NOAA Resilience AssetsPlease note that this list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of non-NOAA resilience assets.
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)offsite link Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) Adaptation Plans offsite link Climate Interpreteroffsite link Data.gov Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) State Hazard Mitigation Officers Georgetown Climate Center (GCC)offsite link Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) Adaptation Plansoffsite link National Drought Mitigation Center offsite link National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster Resilience Center of Excellence Ready.gov
Other Relevant Reports and FrameworksPlease note that this list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of reports and frameworks. Reports
- Blunden, J. and D. S. Arndt, Eds., State of the Climate in 2014 (2015). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society., 96 (7), S1–S267offsite link.
- Herring, S. C., M. P. Hoerling, J. P. Kossin, T. C. Peterson, and P. A. Stott, Eds., Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective (2015). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society., 96 (12), S1–S172offsite link.
- Melillo, J.M., T. Richmond, and G. W. Yohe, Eds., Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (2014). U.S. Global Change Research Program.
- National Research Council. (2009). Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits. Committee on Learning Science in Informal Environments. P. Bell, B. Lewenstein, A.W. Shouse, and M.A. Feder (Eds.). Board on Science Education, Center for Education. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Pressoffsite link.
- National Research Council. (2012). A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards. Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Pressoffsite link.
- National Research Council. (2012). Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Pressoffsite link.
- Schubel, J.R., et al., Increasing Community Resilience to Extreme Weather-Related Events through Coastal America’s Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center Network (2013)offsite link.
- Sempier, T.T., D.L. Swann, R. Emmer, S.H. Sempier, and M. Schneider., Coastal Community Resilience Index: A Community Self-Assessment (2010). MASGP-08-014offsite link.
- Sweet, W., et al., NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 073, Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes Around the United States (2014).
- Atmospheric Science Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Atmospheric Science Literacyoffsite link
- Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Sciences
- Energy Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
- Estuary Principles & Concepts
- Great Lakes Literacy: Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Great Lakes Learningoffsite link
- Ocean Literacy: Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences