Accession Number : ADA522306


Title :   U.S. Navy Climate Change Roadmap


Corporate Author : OCEANOGRAPHER NAVIGATOR OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC TASK FORCE CLIMATE CHANGE


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a522306.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Climate change is a national security challenge with strategic implications for the Navy. Climate change will lead to increased tensions in nations with weak economies and political institutions. While climate change alone is not likely to lead to future conflict, it may be a contributing factor. Climate change is affecting, and will continue to affect, U.S. military installations and access to natural resources worldwide. It will affect the type, scope, and location of future Navy missions. The Navy Climate Change Roadmap outlines the Navy's approach to observing, predicting, and adapting to climate change by providing a chronological list of Navy-associated action items, objectives, and desired effects for FY10-14. The Navy's climate change mitigation efforts are not represented in this document as they will be addressed by the Navy's Energy Strategy developed by Task Force Energy (TFE). This Climate Change Roadmap is intended as a companion document to the Navy Arctic Roadmap of 2009, and its focus areas include: (1) Strategy, policy, and plans; (2) Operations and training; (3) Investments in capability and infrastructure; (4) Strategic communications and outreach; and (5) Environmental assessment and prediction.


Descriptors :   *NAVY , *CLIMATE , *OCEANOGRAPHY , PLANNING , TRAINING , STRATEGY , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE