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CLEAN Teleconference Call February 9, 2016

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Evolving the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit for a Climate-Smart Public

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is a website designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build resilience to climate-related impacts and extreme events. The Toolkit offers information resources from all across the U.S. federal government in one easy-to-use location. The goal is to improve people's ability to understand and manage their climate-related risks and opportunities. In a little over a year since the site's publication, we have some positive indicators that the site is being well received by our primary audience (decision-makers in business, resource management, and government at all levels); however, we've also received some constructive feedback to help us evolve the site. This presentation will provide a short site overview and describe the developmental next steps being planned, with some discussion on how it may complement the efforts of science educators.

David Herring is the Director of Communication and Education within NOAA's Climate Program Office, where he also serves as Program Manager of NOAA ( and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit ( In 2015, David received NOAA's Dr. Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award. Before joining NOAA in 2008, David worked for 16 years at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he led the development of NASA's Earth Observatory ( David received his Master's Degree in Science and Technical Communication in 1992 from East Carolina University. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For a longer bio see

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