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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: Carrying Out Climate Scenario Planning for the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

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Title: Carrying Out Climate Scenario Planning for the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Carrying Out Climate Scenario Planning for the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-09-01

Drawing upon experience using scenario planning to help local communities prepare for climate change in the Tijuana River Valley (Southern California), the project team will use the best available science to facilitate local dialogue addressing how climate change may impact the Kenai Peninsula. The project will engage regional leaders and community stakeholders to collaboratively develop plausible future planning scenarios based on a wide range of possible environmental responses to a changing climate. Ultimately this process and the resulting scenarios will help to inform area resource managers and land use planners as they lay the groundwork for future research, regulation, and development. Additionally, the project will document the process and lessons learned to further demonstrate the applicability of scenario planning across geographically distinct communities. This science transfer project was funded by NOAA through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative to promote the use of science. It did not produce any new data.


Communities in the Kenai Peninsula are already coping with a variety of impacts related to a warming climate, including reductions in wetland areas, glacial ice coverage, and freshwater availability, and increases in temperatures, ocean acidification, and harmful algal blooms. Efforts to document these recent changes will be leveraged to create tangible recommendations and a long-term local strategy for adaptation to rapid climate change. Barriers hindering effective climate change planning on the peninsula include the uncertainty of future trajectories, a need for a synthesis of regional data, and limited capacity for interagency collaboration. This project aims to address these needs and help coastal communities on the Kenai Peninsula plan for a changing climate.


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Supplemental Information:

Danielle Boudreau

Tijuana River NERR, CA


Kachemak Bay NERR, AK

Tijuana River NERR, CA


Theme Keywords

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Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
None climate change

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Kachemak Bay NERR, AK
None Tijuana River NERR, CA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

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Metadata Contact

CC ID: 595906
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:
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Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 595905
W° Bound: -151.9
E° Bound: -150.83
N° Bound: 59.85
S° Bound: 59.32

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 595904
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-09-01
End: 2017-09-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



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URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47683
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:47683
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:28+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-08