In support of the National Integrated Drought Information System, SARP announces 2015 awards 7 October 2015

In support of the National Integrated Drought Information System, SARP announces 2015 awards

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY15 awards 7 October 2015

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY15 awards

NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program is announcing five new five-year awards totaling $19 million to research institutions from Honolulu to New York City to improve the ability of those seeking to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.

Supporting Resilient Coastal Communities and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate 7 October 2015

Supporting Resilient Coastal Communities and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

NOAA’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Application Program (COCA) competitively selected four two-year projects totaling  $1,102,594 in grants for the FY2015 Supporting Resilient Coastal Communities and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate: Understanding Climate-related Human Health Risks within the Coastal Environment competition.

Advancing a common software infrastructure for NOAA weather and climate models for more efficient modeling 7 October 2015

Advancing a common software infrastructure for NOAA weather and climate models for more efficient modeling

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program competitively selected a new 3-year project involving $2.8 million in grants and $249,728 in other awards (for a total of $3 million) to help advance common software modeling and data infrastructure for NOAA's global models for weather and climate prediction, ultimately resulting in more efficient model development and use of model data.

Advancing next-generation climate and Earth system models through process-oriented metrics 7 October 2015

Advancing next-generation climate and Earth system models through process-oriented metrics

NOAA’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program has competitively chosen nine new three-year projects involving $3.9 million in grants and $900 thousand in other awards for a total of $4.8 million to develop process-oriented metrics for climate and Earth system model development.

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