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Climate Solutions Center opens at the University of Arizona

Monday, January 20, 2014

Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), a RISA program, announced that the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment has opened the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, or CCASS, to help  link science with the needs of decision makers

SCIPP publishes climate change planning assessment report

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

SCIPP, the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (a RISA team), has published a new report: South Central U.S. Hazard and Climate Change Planning Assessment.  The report looks at decision makers’ hazard planning practices, climate change planning practices and information and applications across SCIPP’s six-state region.

RISA scientist earns recognition for work at CLIMAS

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Fe, N.M., which is dedicated to building economic and ecological resilience on western working landscapes, has recognized Dr. Jonathan Overpeck for his leadership of the Climate Assessment of the Southwest (CLIMAS) RISA.

RISAs Participate in AGU Science Policy Meeting in Washington DC

Monday, July 29, 2013

Representatives from the RISA community participated in the meeting with the goal of moving beyond discussions to actually taking action to improve the science-policy interface. 

CCRUN RISA Contributes to Sea Level Rise Tools for Sandy Recovery

Monday, July 15, 2013

NOAA, in partnership with FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has created a set of map services to help stakeholders consider risks from future sea level rise in planning for reconstruction following Hurricane Sandy. The RISA program and the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) RISA team in New York City played major roles in the development of the two reports that informed the mapping tools.

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NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that help expand and build the nation’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change. Central to the RISA approach are commitments to process, partnership, and trust building.  Learn more...   

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RISA Teams

Caitlin Simpson, RISA Program Director

Chelsea Combest-Friedman, Program Manager