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New center to advance drought research, preparedness

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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.

Pacific Northwest RISA announces new Northwest Climate Magazine

Monday, June 01, 2015
The Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC, a NOAA RISA team), in collaboration with the USGS Northwest Climate Science Center and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative have released the first edition of a new magazine. 

Great Basin Climate Forum hosts spring forum

Monday, May 18, 2015
The Great Basin Climate Forum series, a partnership of the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP) RISA and the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, brought together over 90 attendees from around the Great Basin region to discuss "What can we learn from the past four years of drought?" on April 8, 2015.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.3 million to advance climate science

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) has awarded more than $22.3 million to support 77 multi-year projects conducted by research partners.  With these new awards, CPO helps improve the breadth and scope of climate research, and offers opportunities for collaboration within and integration between programs. Potential research results will likely have impacts far beyond individual projects and funding programs.

Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

Thursday, February 05, 2015
The CPO-funded WWA RISA, in collaboration with Colorado State University, conducted a broad study of climate vulnerability for the state of Colorado. Drawing from existing data and peer-reviewed research, the study summarizes the key challenges facing seven sectors: ecosystems, water, agriculture, energy, transportation, outdoor recreation and tourism, and public health.
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Caitlin Simpson, RISA Program Director
301-734-1251
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