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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: Tools, Techniques, and Tactics for Advancing Successful Climate Adaptation - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: Tools, Techniques, and Tactics for Advancing Successful Climate Adaptation - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed

This project created a web-based toolkit, called Resilience Metrics, designed to complement other climate adaptation planning tools. The toolkit provides a rationale for how monitoring and evaluation support climate adaptation as well as guidance for how to envision adaptation success and then identify, prioritize, and track appropriate indicators and metrics. The Resilience Metrics toolkit represents the culmination of 10 years of work on adaptation process and success, six years of which involved the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The project increased the capacity and tools for the Reserve system and national, state, and local decision-makers to lead and engage in conversations around climate adaptation. This catalyst project was funded by NOAA through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative to advance collaborative science. It did not produce any new data.


As coastal communities work to move toward a climate-resilient future, the lessons learned from existing adaptation efforts are a valuable resource to assess what is working, and why. In recognition of the widespread need for tools to track and evaluate adaptation progress and success, five National Estuarine Research Reserves – Tijuana River, Kachemak Bay, Jacques Cousteau, Hudson, and Wells – came together in 2015 through the Successful Adaptation Indicators and Metrics project to explore and collaboratively develop tools to assess adaptation progress. To share lessons learned with other reserves and coastal decision makers in their own conversations about successful adaptation, this follow-on project refined, compiled, and leveraged the wealth of knowledge and tools generated by those initial reserve participants.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Danielle Boudreau, Tijuana River NERR,

Project Type: Catalyst


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
None climate change
None climate resilience
None training

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Jacques Cousteau, NJ
None Kachemak Bay, AK
None Tijuana River, CA
None Wells, ME

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 878483
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 880906
W° Bound: -70.6
E° Bound: -70.535
N° Bound: 43.35
S° Bound: 43.26

Wells, ME NERR

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 880903
W° Bound: -74.66
E° Bound: -74.16
N° Bound: 39.74
S° Bound: 39.37

Jacques Cousteau, NJ NERR

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 3

CC ID: 880904
W° Bound: -151.9
E° Bound: -150.83
N° Bound: 59.85
S° Bound: 59.32

Kachemak Bay, AK NERR

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 4

CC ID: 880905
W° Bound: -117.14
E° Bound: -117.09
N° Bound: 32.577
S° Bound: 32.532

Tijuana River, CA NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 878488
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2018-09
End: 2020-04

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).



CC ID: 878485
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57702
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57702
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-24 14:36+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01