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July 2019

MARISA RISA team partners with NYC Department of Environmental Protection on Climate-Resilient Planning for Urban Stormwater and Wastewater Utilities workshop

The workshop took place July 16-17 and included senior technical leaders from major utilities for New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Kansas City, Houston, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, and Edmonton (among others) along with representatives of various umbrella organizations linking cities (large and small) to pragmatic responses to climate. 

RISA Sustained Assessment Specialists — one new hire and one open position

The Northeast Urban RISA welcomes Anna LoPresti as its new Sustained Assessment Specialist. LoPresti will join a small network of assessment specialists who synthesize research findings and information about adaptation activities in their region as ongoing input to the National Climate Assessment and relevant regional processes. The South Central RISA is also currently seeking a new Sustained Assessment Specialist.

MAPP Webinar: The MAPP Program and its FY 2020 Funding Opportunities

The MAPP Program will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 31, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET on our program and new funding opportunities. This webinar will describe the MAPP Program, including our research focus areas and partnerships inside and outside of NOAA, our new competitions, and the process for applying to our competitions. We will close with a Q&A session in which we will answer questions of general interest in real time via the chat function in WebEx.

Climate Program Office FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity Listing

CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI); and Communication, Education and Engagement (CEE). Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY20. Prior to submitting applications, investigators are highly encouraged to learn more about CPO and its programs, as well as specific program priorities for FY20. In addition, interactions, partnerships, or collaborations with NOAA Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes are encouraged.

Programs: AC4, CVP, MAPP, COM, COCA, NIDIS and CEE

LOIs Deadline: August 23, 2019 | Full Applications Deadline: October 28, 2019

Citizen Scientists Take to the Streets to Map the Hottest Places in Ten U.S. Cities

Citizen scientists will take to the streets during the hottest days this summer to map hot spots in ten different U.S. cities. The campaign is part of a NOAA-funded project to map places where buildings, asphalt, and other parts of urban environments can amplify high temperatures, putting people at heightened risk of heat illness during extreme heat events.

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