SARP funds 6 new projects to help decision makers build resilience to extreme events 3 October 2016

SARP funds 6 new projects to help decision makers build resilience to extreme events

To help decision makers better prepare for and respond to climate-related impacts and extreme events, CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) will fund six new two-year projects in FY16 for a total of $1.4 million

New NOAA product improves early warning of drought 23 September 2016

New NOAA product improves early warning of drought

Farmers, ranchers, and water resource managers will now have more time to prepare for potentially damaging drought conditions thanks to a new early warning product now available online.

Water Resources Dashboard Learning Session - River Observations, Daily Streamflow, and Flood Hazards 9 September 2016

Water Resources Dashboard Learning Session - River Observations, Daily Streamflow, and Flood Hazards

Experts from NOAA, USGS, and FEMA will introduce three related data sets on NOAA’s Water Resources Dashboard that can help utility managers and planners better understand flood risks by looking at precipitation data and river levels. 

Water Resources Dashboard provides “one-stop shop” for water data needs 22 March 2016

Water Resources Dashboard provides “one-stop shop” for water data needs

Driven by feedback from water resource managers, federal agencies and others, NOAA and partners have developed the Water Resources Dashboard: a one-stop website for relevant water data on drought, flooding, precipitation, climate and other measures.

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report 11 March 2016

CPO highlights milestones and achievements in 2015 Annual Report

NOAA's Climate Program Office released its FY15 Annual Report on March 11, 2016. The report gives an overview of CPO's achievements  in FY15 and highlights the great work done by the Office's Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond to a changing climate.

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