By Lisa Graichen, Climate Adaptation Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Sea Grant. While recovery efforts from last year’s extreme events are still underway, we also need to think ahead toward preparing for the 2018 hurricane season while we have the chance. Between climate change and ever-growing coastal populations, we can’t afford not to learn from these recent extreme events. This past hurricane season offers lessons in the importance of using social media, integrating social science, and addressing equity issues in our preparedness work.
Oregon State University was uniquely positioned this year in the line of totality of the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017, an exciting opportunity for oceanographers to observe how a cosmic event like the 2017 eclipse can affect the oceans.