[Coral-List] Fwd: Adaptation Design Tool Online Course Announcement

Britt Parker britt.parker at noaa.gov
Thu Sep 28 11:45:20 EDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to share the following announcement for the launch of a
free, mentored online course on adaptation planning using the Adaptation
Design Tool. The online course will also be available for use at any time
as an independent-study training.

This tool and course are part of an extensive collaboration of the US Coral
Reef Task Force Climate Change Working Group with The Nature Conservancy
and key jurisdiction partners, as part of the Corals & Climate Adaptation
Planning (CCAP) project.

Although coral reefs will be the primary focus of the training, it is
important to note that the Adaptation Design Tool is equally applicable to
other systems and sectors such as wetland, watershed and water quality
management planning. Therefore everyone with an interest in adaptation
planning is welcome.

Please help spread the word among your colleagues that may be interested!


Britt Parker (NOAA) and Jordan West (EPA)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: The Nature Conservancy <resilience at tnc.org>
Date: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 2:32 PM
Subject: Adaptation Design Tool Online Course Announcement
To: britt <britt.parker at noaa.gov>


*Adaptation Design Tool Online Course Announcement*
  *October 16 – November 17, 2017*

Ready to get practical with adapting your management activities in light of
climate change, but wondering how to organize what can be a complicated
'adaptation design' process? A new course, Corals & Climate Adaptation
Planning: Adaptation Design Tool, can help you as a coral reef manager
incorporate climate-smart design into your management activities.

This month-long mentored training (8-10 hour time commitment) features
interactive lessons, hands-on exercises, webinars, and interaction with
experts and other managers. Using real-world examples, you will be guided
through the process of incorporating climate change adaptation into a
management plan, first using existing planned actions as a starting point,
and then through the development of additional climate-smart strategies as

The lessons are based on the user guide, Adaptation Design Tool: Corals &
Climate Adaptation Planning
which was developed as a collaborative project of the Climate Change
Working Group of the interagency U.S. Coral Reef Task Force and The Nature

This course was designed for coral reef managers but is also fully
transferable for use with other systems and applications, such as wetland
and watershed management planning. Everyone is welcome!

*Important Dates:*

   - *September 25 - October 16:* Course Orientation and Introductory
   Webinar registration
   - *October 16: *Course Orientation and Introductory Webinar –
   Introduction to the Adaptation Design Tool (1 hour)
   - *October 17 - November 16: *Complete four self-paced lessons and
   learning exercises (approximately 6 hours)
   - *November 6:* Webinar 2 – Developing Climate-Smart Design
   Considerations for Existing Conservation and Management Actions (1.5 hours)
   - *November 17:* Webinar 3 – Expanding the List of Adaptation Options &
   Course Conclusion (1 hour)

*To Register:*
The course will open with an orientation webinar held on *October 16 at
10:00 AM HST / 4:00 PM EST*. Register here
for the Orientation Webinar which will cover how to enroll in the course.
If you are not able to take this mentored course, there is a self-study
version available here
(Note: you will need to create a user account
to access the self-study course). If you have questions, please contact us
at resilience at tnc.org.

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Britt A. Parker
Senior Climate and International Specialist

The Baldwin Group, Inc.
on Contract at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Coral Reef Conservation Program

SSMC4, N/OCM6, Rm 10329
1305 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Office: (240) 533-0767

Email: Britt.Parker at noaa.gov, Web: www.coralreef.noaa.gov
Skype: parker.britt

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