Measuring Climate Adaptation Success and Progress: System-wide Introduction to the Resilience Metrics Toolkit

Date and Time: 
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Susi Moser and Kristen Goodrich

The Successful Adaptation Indicators and Metrics (SAIM) project worked with multiple National Estuarine Research Reserves to advance understanding of and dialogue around climate adaptation in the context of evaluating adaptation actions by developing, selecting, monitoring and using specific indicators and metrics. As part of this project, four of the SAIM Reserves – Tijuana River, Kachemak Bay, Jacques Cousteau, and Wells NERRS – came together alongside the SAIM project team to develop a decision support toolkit that makes the lessons learned, tools, techniques, and tactics utilized as part of multiple SAIM workshops available to the full NERRS network, key regional and national NERRS partners, and users beyond the NERRS and coastal communities. There has been widespread interest among the Reserves not involved in SAIM to learn from the experiences of the SAIM Reserves. This webinar will provide an overview of the resulting toolkit and introduce viewers to the variety of tools that supports the Reserves, their partners and other coastal managers and stakeholders - as well as adaptation professionals in non-coastal areas - in their capacity to lead, engage in, and facilitate dialogues, helping to advance local, regional, and national conversations around successful adaptation.

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Kristen Goodrich is the Coastal Training Program Coordinator at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. There, she provides training and technical assistance to coastal decision-makers in Southern and Baja California. Working on the U.S.-Mexico border has provided her with a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities for collaboration and boundary spanning and inspires her research on psychosocial resilience.    


Susi Moser's work focuses on adaptation to climate change, vulnerability, resilience, climate change communication, social change, decision support and the interaction between scientists, policy-makers and the public. She is a geographer by training, and has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in multiple capacities. Over the past five years, Susi has partnered with different reserves to develop indicators of successful climate adaptation. Learn more about Susi and her Science Collaborative work.

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