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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.

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

Monday, January 12, 2015

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.

Longtime RISA PI to be honored at 2014 AGU Meeting

Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Kelly Redmond, Climatologist with the Desert Research Institute and Co-Principal Investigator for the Southwest Climate Science Center, will be honored for his lifetime of work at the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco on December 15-19, 2014.
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