SCIPP RISA releases Water Reservoir Data Visualization Tool 26 October 2015

SCIPP RISA releases Water Reservoir Data Visualization Tool

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, a NOAA RISA program, released a new reservoir data visualization tool on October 26, 2015. The tool displays data for reservoirs located in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
El Niño Impacts for Colorado: Panel Discussion and 2-Pager 26 October 2015

El Niño Impacts for Colorado: Panel Discussion and 2-Pager

Given the very strong El Niño event and its likely persistence for several more months, the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA RISA program at CU Boulder, hosted a panel of local experts from NOAA ESRL and the National Weather Service on Friday, Oct. 23. They also released a 2-pager highlighting ENSO's prospective impacts in Colorado.

RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin 8 October 2015

RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin

From Southern Florida to Maryland, RISA teams (CISA and SCIPP), Sea Grant programs, and other organizations coordinated a rapid response effort to map coastal flooding during Hurricane Joaquin using a new smartphone app developed by Wetlands Watch.

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY15 awards 7 October 2015

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY15 awards

NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program is announcing five new five-year awards totaling $19 million to research institutions from Honolulu to New York City to improve the ability of those seeking to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY15 awards 7 October 2015

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY15 awards

NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program is announcing five new five-year awards totaling $19 million to research institutions from Honolulu to New York City to improve the ability of those seeking to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.

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