New center to advance drought research, preparedness 25 June 2015

New center to advance drought research, preparedness

The CPO-sponsored National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in June 2015 has funded the Drought Risk Management Research Center (DRMRC), at the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The center will focus on research to improve drought monitoring, impacts assessment and risk management in close partnership with NIDIS and its federal, state, tribal and local partners, domestically and internationally. These efforts will advance preparedness for drought events and contribute to mitigation of its impacts.

Pacific Northwest RISA announces new Northwest Climate Magazine 1 June 2015

Pacific Northwest RISA announces new Northwest Climate Magazine

The Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC, a NOAA RISA team), in collaboration with the USGS Northwest Climate Science Center and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative have released the first edition of a new magazine. 
NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.3 million to advance climate science 10 February 2015

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $22.3 million to advance climate science

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.

A look back at 2014: NOAA Climate Program Office articulates roadmap for future progress in climate science 12 January 2015

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

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.

SCIPP RISA celebrates new logo, website 2 December 2014

SCIPP RISA celebrates new logo, website

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (a RISA program) is celebrating its re-designed SCIPP website. Over the past year the SCIPP team worked to simplify and make the site more functional. They also have a new logo and look.
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