CINAR Input into Fisheries/Climate Regional Products

In an effort to expand its sector-specific information delivery on regional climate impacts, the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) will be producing quarterly reports, and an online
dashboard, that address some of the important sectors and sub-regional geographies within
NOAA’s Eastern Region. Here we propose that CINAR investigators will lead the development
of content, and also develop an online prototype dashboard format, for the fisheries/climate
sectoral outlook product. Content would be in the form of oceanographic data or model results that document important events or observations that may reflect regional climatic conditions within the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem stretching from Cape Hatteras to Nova Scotia. These will be provided to the NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region (RCSD-ER) to be incorporated in quarterly 2-page reports that will be broadly distributed via email, as well as an online dashboard format, to regional partners and stakeholders. The goal is to highlight oceanographic data and observations that show linkages to climatic shifts, and where possible, to provide future outlooks and forecasts.