Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
SCIPP's goal is to help communities better plan for weather and climate-related disasters in the southern United States, particularly in the face of a changing climate. SCIPP's research focuses on a six-state region of Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. All six ranked within the top 15 for most disasters declared across the country, with four being ranked in the top 10 according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
With this in mind, SCIPP's research concentrates on the hazardous climatological events that plague the region including extremes in precipitation, severe storms, hurricanes and their impacts including droughts and floods. Their research hinges on active engagement and partnership with a large community of regional, state, and local stakeholder groups and a two-way dialogue between that community and researchers.