The goal of the Cooperatives is to increase awareness of the effects of sea level rise and identify appropriate steps for communities to take in order to minimize the impact. The five Cooperatives leverage NOAA assets and other NOAA and non-NOAA infrastructure (e.g., water level stations), along with partners, research, and products to engage their communities on issues of sea level rise concerns. These Cooperatives work with NOAA partners, and other federal agencies, along with state and local partners. The hallmark of the Sentinel Site Program is that we are more effectively coordinating existing efforts to better achieve our common goals of coastal resilience.
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Who will use the products and services developed by NOAA Sentinel Site Cooperatives? The five Cooperative Coordinators directly engage local, state, and federal managers as part of the Cooperative team. This engagement process helps to ensure the science conducted, information gathered, and products developed are immediately used for better management.