NOAA RISA hires Joe Dwyer, Climate Adaptation Program Specialist, to facilitate climate impacts and adaptation research and planning and preparedness activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands 22 September 2022

NOAA RISA hires Joe Dwyer, Climate Adaptation Program Specialist, to facilitate climate impacts and adaptation research and planning and preparedness activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Dwyer was hired as a Climate Adaptation Program Specialist to support NOAA RISA in the U.S. Virgin Islands. His position will help establish critical interagency and community-based partnerships necessary to further climate adaptation planning and preparedness.

Pacific RISA Project Specialist Paula Moehlenkamp participated in the Palau Indigenous Knowledge Exchange to share Indigenous Knowledge, climate adaptation practices 22 September 2022

Pacific RISA Project Specialist Paula Moehlenkamp participated in the Palau Indigenous Knowledge Exchange to share Indigenous Knowledge, climate adaptation practices

Ms. Moehlenkamp attended the Palau Indigenous Knowledge Exchange to participate in traditional forms of aquaculture and navigation, exploring Indigenous coastal solutions to climate change mitigation, adaptation, resilience, and building alliances for a united Pacific.

New publication on ensemble-based forecasting for Tropical Cyclone Isaias (2020) co-authored by Philip Orton, Principal Investigator with the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) 15 September 2022

New publication on ensemble-based forecasting for Tropical Cyclone Isaias (2020) co-authored by Philip Orton, Principal Investigator with the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN)

The study, published in the Journal of Weather and Climate Extremes, found that the use of ensemble-based flood forecasting systems are more advanced than single forecasting systems, as they provide better information that can be used in emergency management decision making in the event of a disaster.

IRAP-funded study provides new recommendations for increasing the reach and effectiveness of heat risk education and warning messaging 15 September 2022

IRAP-funded study provides new recommendations for increasing the reach and effectiveness of heat risk education and warning messaging

This research analyzed focus group responses to better understand the context for heat health warning systems and help incorporate stakeholder needs and interests into future management.

SCIPP, a NOAA RISA team, to host a climate justice-focused webinar on Disaster Recovery and Preparedness for Communities on the Frontlines 8 September 2022

SCIPP, a NOAA RISA team, to host a climate justice-focused webinar on Disaster Recovery and Preparedness for Communities on the Frontlines

This virtual webinar will highlight stories from community leaders and organizers in the Gulf South who are preparing their communities for future severe weather events and disruptions, even in the midst of ongoing recovery from previous disasters.

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