A webinar presented by the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (a RISA program) is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17 10 a.m. AKDT (1 p.m. EST)
IRI and the University of Arizona address climate vulnerability in most at-risk areas of the world in new project.
The Caribbean, Asia’s Indo-Gangetic Plain and West Africa are three regions known to be extremely vulnerable to climate variability and change, particularly to droughts, extreme weather events and stresses on food production, water resources and coastal areas. A new five-year project jointly led by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the University of Arizona aims to strengthen climate resilience in these regions using strategies in the sectors of water resources, hazard risk management and coastal planning and management.
The IRAP Project website was launched this month as a means to provide access to background information, vulnerability and impact assessments, prototype maps and visualization tools, descriptions and summaries of project events and opportunities for partnerships. The information can be found at http://irap.iri.columbia.edu
Through a highly competitive proposal process, NOAA’s International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) awarded funding to the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) for a project entitled “IRAP: Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes for Regional Climate Resilience”.
After winning three awards in the 2014 Webby Awards, NOAA Climate.gov was invited to give a five-word acceptance speech at a ceremony in New York City on Monday. David Herring and Frank Niepold of NOAA Climate.gov attended along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Senior Advisor Christine Blackburn. Dr. Sullivan accepted the awards. Her speech: “Earth: Our home. NOAA’s mission.”
The NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), US National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Water Research Foundation, Water Environment Federation (WEF), Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and American Water Works Association (AWWA) announce our next joint webinar as part of our series on “Climate Information for Managing Risks In Water Resources.”
The next webinar will take place on Thursday, May 22nd from 1 – 2 PM EST (for additional information, please click the Article Title). Please click here to register.
The NOAA CPO Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program will host a webinar on the topic of the DYNAMO (Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation) Field Campaign on Wednesday, May 28. For more information, and to register for webinars in this series, visit: http://cpo.noaa.gov/dynamo-webinars.