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The Available Science Assessment Project: Evaluating Adaptation Actions for Sea Level Rise and Coastal Change

Practitioners struggle with how to identify, prioritize, and implement climate adaptation actions that can effectively reduce vulnerability; these decisions may be more easily made and successfully implemented if they are informed by scientific evidence. EcoAdapt, the Institute for Natural Resources, and the Northwest Climate Science Center have partnered on the Available Science Assessment Project (ASAP) to synthesize and evaluate scientific knowledge on specific adaptation actions to determine the implementation conditions under which these actions may be most effective; they are examining the science behind sea level rise adaptation actions in the Northwest. They will convene managers and scientist at in-person workshops in Washington and Oregon to facilitate the exchange of information on actionable science, effective actions, and priorities for decision-making.

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Fiscal Year Funded 2016

Match/In Kind Funding $20,000, Northwest Climate Science Center

Project Managers R. Gregg, EcoAdapt

Partners Oregon State University , Northwest Climate Science Center , USGS Western Ecological Research Center

Geographic Area Oregon, Washington