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Answering climate change questions through esip s indicators

Answering Climate Change Questions through ESIP’s Indicators

June 2014


What is the ecosystem indicator partnership

What is the EcoSystem Indicator Partnership?

Partnership of scientists, academics, individuals from nonprofits using indicators to look at change in the Gulf of Maine.


Answering climate change questions through esip s indicators

ESIP’s core goal of providing information on change in the Gulf of Maine keeps intersecting the needs of other initiatives in the region.

NEERS

ALSI

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BoFEP

ESIP

ACCESS

NERACOOS


How does esip intersect with climate change

How does ESIP intersect with Climate Change?

  • ESIP tackled priority indicators for Gulf of Maine by looking at seven theme areas – one of which was climate change.

  • Three* priority indicators were selected for climate change. 22 ESIP indicators in TOTAL.

Sea level

Air temperature, particularly trends in seasons

Precipitation, particularly trends in extreme precipitation


How are indicators selected

How are indicators selected?


Can we talk about climate change adaptations without a baseline

Can we talk about climate change adaptations without a baseline?

Hm…..

Black

Box


Esip indicator air temperature

ESIP Indicator: Air Temperature


Esip indicator precipitation

ESIP Indicator: Precipitation


Want more

Want more?


People want to know about what it is happening at their location

People want to know about what it is happening at their location


Indicator reporting tool

Indicator Reporting Tool

Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (http://www.pol.ac.uk/)


Indicator reporting tool1

Indicator Reporting Tool

Precipitation Canadian: Adjusted Historical Canadian Climate Data

Precipitation U.S.: Historical Climatology Network Data


Indicator reporting tool2

Indicator Reporting Tool

Air Temperature Canadian: Adjusted Historical Canadian Climate Data

Air Temperature U.S.: Historical Climatology Network Data


Together builds the network of monitoring that is currently available for esip indicators

Together, builds the network of monitoring that is currently available for ESIP indicators.


Time series indicator reporting tool

Time Series: Indicator Reporting Tool

www2.gulfofmaine.org/esip/reporting


Do you follow me

Do you follow me?

  • Knowing baselines allows for appropriate adaptation discussions.

  • Seeing changes at local sites also engages communities.

  • Engaged communities can participate more in active adaptation.


Contact information

Contact Information

Christine Tilburg

[email protected]

Credit: Nancy Griffin


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