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Lagged social-ecological responses to climate and range shifts in fisheries

While previous research has documented marine fish and invertebrates shifting poleward in response to warming climates, less is known about the response of fisheries to these changes. By examining fisheries in the northeastern United States over the last four decades of warming temperatures, we show that northward shifts in species distributions were matched by corresponding northward shifts in fisheries. The proportion of warm-water species caught in most states also increased through time.

2014 New Jersey State Hazard Mitigation Plan

The State of New Jersey 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP or Plan) was a collective effort of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management – Recovery Bureau (NJOEM), the Mitigation Core Team (MCT), the State Hazard Mitigation Team (SHMT), and newly formed Cross-Agency Leadership Team, supported by numerous state agencies/departments and academia throughout the State. Further, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II provided technical support for this Plan update.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard mitigation describes sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to life and property from hazards and create successive benefits over time. Mitigation is effective both before and after disaster events. It is preferred to mitigate in advance of a disaster and thus avoid impact, but often mitigation finds its greatest political and community will for implementation after a disaster. Pre-disaster mitigation actions are taken in advance of a hazard event and are essential to breaking the disaster cycle of damage, reconstruction and repeated damage.

Southern Connecticut Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience: Legal, Policy, and Regulatory Assessment Guide

The following “Southern Connecticut Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience: Legal, Policy, Regulatory Assessment Identifying Options for Advancement of Natural/Green Infrastructure Projects and Improve Resilience in Coastal Municipalities” guide is part of a larger project to assess and advance opportunities to reduce risk from large-scale storm events, increase the viability and resiliency of natural ecosystems in the project area, and initiate a Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience across ten coastal municipalities in Southern Connecticut.

Southern Connecticut Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience Final Report

In the aftermath of Tropical Storms Irene and Sandy, the population centers of Greater New Haven and Bridgeport (Fairfield east to Madison – Fairfield and New Haven County) collectively recognized a significant level of exposure and vulnerability to the infrastructure, environment, and socio-economic assets from extreme weather events and a changing climate. To counteract immediate and longer-term risks and broaden dialogue on community resilience building, the Southern Connecticut Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience project was launched.

The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCog) is a multi-discipline, regional planning organization with six member communities — Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull — centered on the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with representatives from twenty-two towns, cities, and boroughs, formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues. The Council was organized in October of 1992, taking over the mission of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SCRPA), which had been in existence since January 1961.  

MassDOT-FHWA Pilot Project Report: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessments and Adaptation Options for the Central Artery

Although the strongest impacts of Superstorm Sandy were experienced further south, that event was a wake-up call for Massachusetts about the risk of climate change impacts. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) sought to better understand the vulnerability of the I-93 Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) in Boston to sea level rise and extreme storm events.

New York State Hazard Mitigation Plan

From the NY State Hazard Mitigation Planning Website

As the severity and frequency of natural disasters increase, so does the devastation and exorbitant cost of recovery left in their wake. In recent years, national focus has taken a dramatic shift towards mitigation – sustained actions that reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. New York State recognizes that the time to act is before disaster strikes.