Rapid Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for the National Marine Sanctuary and Territory of American Samoa

Created: 4/04/2017 - Updated: 10/22/2018

Abstract

This report summarizes the results of a rapid vulnerability assessment (July 2016) and adaptation strategy planning (September 2016) workshops for 10 focal resources in the Territory and National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa by engaging with stakeholders, including village leaders, community members, resource managers, local government representatives, and business owners that rely on the resources with the goal of increasing climate resilience in the region. 

Published On

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Keywords

Scale: 
Community / Local
Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed: 
Aquaculture
Culture/communities
Education / Outreach
Fisheries
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Tourism / Recreation
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Temperature
Biodiversity
Culture / communities
Diseases or parasites
Fishery harvest
Invasive / non-native species, pests
Ocean acidification
Phenological shifts
Range shifts
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Sea level rise
Water quality
Water supply
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Incorporate climate change into harvest/take policies
Incorporate climate change into threatened / endangered species designations
Create new refugia / Increase size and amount of protected areas
Reduce local climate or related change
Reduce non-climate stressors
Capacity Building
Design or reform institutions
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Host adaptation training or planning workshop
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Coastal
Marine
Freshwater
Terrestrial
Taxonomic Focus: 
Corals
Fishes
Other Invertebrates
Climate Type: 
Tropical
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Rural