SARP hosts webinar for NOAA Research's Social Science Network 21 September 2017

SARP hosts webinar for NOAA Research's Social Science Network

Two speakers shared their research on developing and using vulnerability assessments. 

Cultural knowledge and local vulnerability in African American Communities 10 June 2015

Cultural knowledge and local vulnerability in African American Communities

A paper supported by a grant from CPO’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program has been selected for Advance Online Publication in Nature Climate Change. The paper “Cultural knowledge and local vulnerability in African American Communities” appeared on the publication’s website on June 8, 2015.

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