Local experts communicate the importance of NOAA’s work

Images of Local Experts Connected with Congressional Staff
Map for Rep Auchincloss

After completing two New York and one West Virginia in-person  roundtables with congressional district staff in 2019, the North Atlantic Regional Collaboration Team adapted its winning congressional engagement framework during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Team hosted virtual roundtables with congressional and gubernatorial staff from Rhode Island and Connecticut focused on local issues, including aquaculture, climate resilience, and restoration and monitoring. In 2021, the NART also provided virtual ‘meet & greets’ with freshman members in New York and Massachusetts to introduce them to NOAA staff and local partners on priority issues for each member.