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National Marine Sanctuary and Territory of American Samoa Adaptation Planning Workshop

September 14 and 15, 2016 • Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center, Pago Pago, American Samoa • Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Cente
This 2 day workshop will include: (1) an overview of projected climate changes for the National Marine Sanctuary and American Samoa; (2) a review of vulnerability assessment; (3) adaptation planning examples and process; (4) evaluation and revision of current management goals and actions given vulnerabilities of the selected focal resources; (5) generation of new climate-smart management actions designed to reduce vulnerabilities or increase resilience of habitats, species, species assemblages, and ecosystem services; and (6) an initial prioritization of climate-smart management actions including where and how to implement.
The goal of this workshopis to develop climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions to conserve priority resources in the National Marine Sanctuary and American Samoa. Participants will leave with an understanding of selected habitats, species, species assemblages, and ecosystems services vulnerabilities to climate changeand a suite of adaptation actions that couldbe applied in at leastone current projector activity.
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