Edward Gardiner

Engagement Manager

Edward "Ned" Gardiner, PhD manages user engagement for the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit (CRT), focusing especially on applications of the Steps to Resilience, for example helping the state of North Carolina develop their risk assessment and resilience plan and supporting national water utility training. An expert in large data processing, data visualization, and science communication, Gardiner was a co-author of RRAP and continues to work with communities, businesses, and governments to understand and adapt to a changing climate.


Established in October 2005, NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) provides strategic guidance and oversight for the agency's climate science and services programs. Designed to build knowledge of climate variability and change—and how they affect our health, our economy, and our future—the CPO's programs have three main objectives: