Coral Reef NOAA
 
October 21, 2014  

Climate Change Resources


 
A bleaching event, likely caused by high sea water temperatures, affected these staghorn corals in Tumon Bay Marine Preserve, Guam. Increased frequency of coral bleaching events is expected as sea surface temperatures continue to warm as a result of global climate change.
A bleaching event, likely caused by high sea water temperatures, affected these staghorn corals in Tumon Bay Marine Preserve, Guam.  Increased frequency of coral bleaching events is expected as sea surface temperatures continue to warm as a result of global climate change.  Photo Credit: Dave Burdick

This page provides resource materials on climate change that have been gathered by the Coral Reef Conservation Program's Climate Change Working Group. This collection is not intended to be a comprehensive source of such documents, but rather a listing of reference documents for this working group.


National
Local, Domestic
International
General

National

Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United Sates for the Next Decade: An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy (pdf, 4.70 mb – see Theme 4 section)

Climate Related Needs Assessment Synthesis for Coastal Management (pdf, 207 kb)

Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers: A Guide for Future Research (pdf, 9.49 mb)

U.S. Geological Survey Strategic Science for Coral Ecosystems: 2007 - 2011 (pdf, 844 kb)

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Local, Domestic

Florida: Public Opinion on Climate Change (pdf, 1.73 mb)

Global Climate Change and Reef Resilience Local Action Strategy for Guam (pdf, 150 kb)

Hawaii’s Climate Change and Marine Disease Local Action Strategy April 2007 (pdf, 1.77 mb)

The United States Territory of American Samoa: Three-Year Local Action Strategies 2004 - 2007 (pdf, 2.53 mb)

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International

A Reef Manager’s Guide to Coral Bleaching

Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching Response Plan: Summer 2007 - 2008 (pdf, 1.19 mb)

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Climate Change Action Plan: 2007-2011 (pdf, 845 kb)

The Honolulu Declaration on Ocean Acidification and Reef Management (pdf, 861 kb)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Report (Technical Summary) (pdf, 10.5 mb)

Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World's Coral Reefs (pdf, 3.4 mb)

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General

Climate Change Futures: Health, Ecological and Economic Dimensions (pdf, 8.73 mb)

Economic Values of Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Seagrasses: A Global Compilation 2008 (pdf, 602 kb)

Ocean Acidification Due to Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (pdf, 1.73 mb)

Stern Review: The Economics of Climate Change (Executive Summary) (pdf, 310 kb)

Under Resourced, Under Threat (pdf, 2.83 kb)

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CRCP Reprioritization