The role of remote engagement in supporting boundary chain networks across Alaska 2 November 2015

The role of remote engagement in supporting boundary chain networks across Alaska

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a RISA program, has a new publication in Climate Risk Management.

SCIPP RISA releases Water Reservoir Data Visualization Tool 26 October 2015

SCIPP RISA releases Water Reservoir Data Visualization Tool

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, a NOAA RISA program, released a new reservoir data visualization tool on October 26, 2015. The tool displays data for reservoirs located in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
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.

CISA RISA team launches new logo and website 5 October 2015

CISA RISA team launches new logo and website

Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA), the RISA team in the Carolinas region, has launched a new website and logo.

New center to advance drought research, preparedness 25 June 2015

New center to advance drought research, preparedness

The CPO-sponsored National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in June 2015 has funded the Drought Risk Management Research Center (DRMRC), at the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The center will focus on research to improve drought monitoring, impacts assessment and risk management in close partnership with NIDIS and its federal, state, tribal and local partners, domestically and internationally. These efforts will advance preparedness for drought events and contribute to mitigation of its impacts.

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