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How Hurricane Sandy tamed the bureaucracy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
RISA and CSI lead Adam Parris has an article appearing in Issues in Science and Technology.

CPO selects Adam Parris as CASD division chief

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Adam Parris has been selected as division chief for the Climate Assessment and Services Division, which houses the Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) Program at CPO.

Western Water Assessment RISA welcomes new director

Monday, June 16, 2014
Lisa Dilling, assistant professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the new director of the Western Water Assessment (WWA), an applied research program that addresses societal vulnerabilities related to climate, particularly in the area of water resources.

CLIMAS RISA helps produce first ever Hopi Quarterly Drought Status Report

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In partnership with the Hopi Department of Natural Resources, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) – a RISA program – has helped generate the first ever Hopi Quarterly Drought Status report.

Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A study partially funded by COD and RISA provides a new perspective on how the intensity of waves across the north Pacific Ocean has varied over the last half-century.
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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