Long Island Sound Sentinel Monitoring for Climate Change Program
2011-2012 Next Steps
There are a few short-term steps to be taken to continue moving this initiative forward toward pilot implementation. First, the bi-state work group will finalize and distribute this dynamic strategy. Subsequently, the work group will develop and release an RFP to select an awardee to design and implement a pilot program. Currently, work is beginning on the online data citation clearinghouse website. It is the intention that this online clearinghouse will be completed and available for access by the scientific community in spring 2012. Once that is complete or nearly complete, the work group will seek funding for data synthesis to identify climate change signals in the existing data, in addition to any such work that will be conducted by the pilot program.