New climate registry for the assessment of vulnerability--CRAVe

CRAVe is a new online platform that houses information on assessments of the vulnerability of various natural and human resources to a changing climate. Users can enter information about their vulnerability assessments and search for assessments for specific geographic regions, assessment targets or endpoints, managing entity, and other factors.

Although there are a large number of vulnerability studies that are currently being conducted, there is no available method to identify VAs conducted in specific regions or on specific resources. Thus, it is highly likely that new assessments are being launched without knowledge of relevant ongoing or completed assessments. 

It is also likely that the data and knowledge gathered by completed assessments are not being used by managers outside the entity conducting the assessment. Addressing this lack of coordination is necessary for reducing costs and increasing the value of existing assessment investments.

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