SCIPP RISA highlighted in speech on Senate floor 21 September 2015

SCIPP RISA highlighted in speech on Senate floor

On September 10, 2015, in one of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's weekly speeches about climate, the Senator discussed climate impacts and research in the Gulf of Mexico region and in particular highlighted the research conducted by the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, a NOAA RISA team.

CPO’s Pulwarty speaks at Southern California Water Forum 3 September 2015

CPO’s Pulwarty speaks at Southern California Water Forum

The Climate Program Office's Roger S. Pulwarty spoke at the Southern California Water Forum at  California State Polytechnic in Pomona, California,  on August 27, 2015.

Great Basin Climate Forum hosts spring forum 18 May 2015

Great Basin Climate Forum hosts spring forum

The Great Basin Climate Forum series, a partnership of the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP) RISA and the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, brought together over 90 attendees from around the Great Basin region to discuss "What can we learn from the past four years of drought?" on April 8, 2015.
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.

Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change 5 February 2015

Charting Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

The CPO-funded WWA RISA, in collaboration with Colorado State University, conducted a broad study of climate vulnerability for the state of Colorado. Drawing from existing data and peer-reviewed research, the study summarizes the key challenges facing seven sectors: ecosystems, water, agriculture, energy, transportation, outdoor recreation and tourism, and public health.
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