Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY16 awards 3 October 2016

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY16 awards

NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program is announcing three new five-year awards totaling $11.6 million to research institutions in Alaska, the Carolinas, and the Mid-Atlantic to improve the expertise and ability of managers and planners to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.

Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment launches new website 30 September 2016

Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment launches new website

The Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) launched its new website at PIRCA.org.

NYC could experience higher heat-related mortality under increased greenhouse gas concentrations, study finds 7 July 2016

NYC could experience higher heat-related mortality under increased greenhouse gas concentrations, study finds

A CPO-supported study projected substantially higher heat-related mortality under RCP 8.5 and substantially reduced deaths under RCP 4.5 in New York City through the 21st century.

New book highlights positive impacts of the NOAA RISA program 22 April 2016

New book highlights positive impacts of the NOAA RISA program

The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program is proud to announce the release of Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation, an edited volume being published by Wiley & Sons.

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report 11 March 2016

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report

NOAA's Climate Program Office released its FY15 Annual Report on March 11, 2016. The report gives an overview of CPO's achievements  in FY15 and highlights the great work done by the Office's Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond to a changing climate.

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