Longtime RISA PI to be honored at 2014 AGU Meeting 2 December 2014

Longtime RISA PI to be honored at 2014 AGU Meeting

Kelly Redmond, Climatologist with the Desert Research Institute and Co-Principal Investigator for the Southwest Climate Science Center, will be honored for his lifetime of work at the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco on December 15-19, 2014.
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.
RISA Program Social Scientist Position open in the NOAA Climate Program Office 6 October 2014

RISA Program Social Scientist Position open in the NOAA Climate Program Office

This position offers a rare opportunity for a social scientist with management experience to join a dynamic group of experts working on and managing projects related to the societal dimensions of climate. The position will provide management and support for research, assessments, and climate services development activities designed to bring sound, interdisciplinary science to bear on climate sensitive resource management and adaptation challenges in key sectors and regions. Please Click on Article Title for more information about the position and a link to apply.
Adam Parris speaks at Congressional briefing 30 September 2014

Adam Parris speaks at Congressional briefing

CPO's Adam Parris was invited by the American Chemical Society and the Society for Risk Analysis to speak at a Congressional briefing on September 12, 2014 at the Rayburn Building of the House of Representatives.

RISA releases 2013 Annual Meeting Report 10 August 2014

RISA releases 2013 Annual Meeting Report

NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program has released its 2013 Annual Meeting Report.  The report provides a summary of insights and outcomes from the meeting, which involved knowledge transfer around research themes as well as a discussion of the practice of user-driven research.

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