The Corals & Climate Adaptation Planning: Adaptation Design Tool online course was developed for coral reef managers and practitioners as a collaborative project of the Climate Change Working Group of the interagency U.S. Coral Reef Task Force and The Nature Conservancy. It is based on the user guide, Adaptation Design Tool: Corals & Climate Adaptation Planning.


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This course is designed to help coral reef managers incorporate climate-smart design into their management activities by considering the effects of climate change on ecosystem stressors and implications for effective management. It describes the process of incorporating climate change adaptation into management plans using existing planned actions as a starting point, and also guides development of additional climate-smart strategies as needed.

Duration: 2 hours

Available language: English

Course Audience: This course is designed for coral reef managers and decision makers

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