A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science 12 January 2015

A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science

In 2014, NOAA’s Climate Program Office, led by Director Wayne Higgins, went through the process of rearticulating its mission, vision, and unique value through the development of the CPO Strategic Plan. The office also made major progress on an Implementation Plan that provides a roadmap to achieving important outcomes in climate science.

NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) is announcing the Federal Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015 22 July 2014

NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) is announcing the Federal Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015

NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) is announcing the Federal Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015. Pending final budget appropriations, CPO expects approximately $15.5 million will be available through the announcement, and anticipates nearly 100 new awards  between $50,000 to $200,000 each, with multi-year RISA awards ranging from $600,000 to $700,000 per year.

Final Report on Water Resource Strategies and Information Needs in Response to Extreme Weather/Climate Events 15 July 2014

Final Report on Water Resource Strategies and Information Needs in Response to Extreme Weather/Climate Events

This study discusses how water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities – and other local water resource managers – make decisions in response to recent extreme weather events. The report is based on the results of six local workshops, organized to include participants that experienced different types of extreme events throughout a river basin or watershed in various regions of the U.S. Click Here for Report

SARP-funded Drought Risk Atlas analyzes drought history for local climate stations 24 March 2014

SARP-funded Drought Risk Atlas analyzes drought history for local climate stations

Funded by the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), The National Drought Mitigation Center unveiled the Drought Risk Atlas on March 21. The atlas provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country.

19 February 2014

Beller-Simms co-hosts Improving Access to Information for Decision Making workshop

CPO’s Nancy Beller-Simms co-hosted a workshop on Feb. 10 with Danielle Swallow of the National Climatic Data Center. The workshop included representatives from major water and planning associations, foundations, and federations.
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