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El Niño Impacts for Colorado: Panel Discussion and 2-Pager

Monday, October 26, 2015

Given the very strong El Niño event and its likely persistence for several more months, the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA RISA program at CU Boulder, hosted a panel of local experts from NOAA ESRL and the National Weather Service on Friday, Oct. 23. They also released a 2-pager highlighting ENSO's prospective impacts in Colorado.

Narrowing the gap between climate science and adaptation action: The role of boundary chains

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A special issue of Climate Risk Management focuses on the role that boundary organizations narrow knowledge gaps to support adaptation, but also build capacity and networks that strengthen societal resilience. For the past five years, the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments (GLISA), NOAA’s Great Lakes RISA office, has experimented with the boundary chains concept and approach.

RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin

Thursday, October 08, 2015

From Southern Florida to Maryland, RISA teams (CISA and SCIPP), Sea Grant programs, and other organizations coordinated a rapid response effort to map coastal flooding during Hurricane Joaquin using a new smartphone app developed by Wetlands Watch.

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

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $48M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Climate Program Office (CPO), a part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has awarded 53 new projects conducted by NOAA laboratories and operational centers, universities, and other agency and research partners valued at more than $48 million over the 1-5 year duration of the projects.

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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