RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin 8 October 2015

RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin

From Southern Florida to Maryland, RISA teams (CISA and SCIPP), Sea Grant programs, and other organizations coordinated a rapid response effort to map coastal flooding during Hurricane Joaquin using a new smartphone app developed by Wetlands Watch.

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY15 awards 7 October 2015

Supporting preparedness and resilience in a changing climate: RISA announces FY15 awards

NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program is announcing five new five-year awards totaling $19 million to research institutions from Honolulu to New York City to improve the ability of those seeking to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $48M to advance climate research, improve community resilience 7 October 2015

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $48M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

The Climate Program Office (CPO), a part of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has awarded 53 new projects conducted by NOAA laboratories and operational centers, universities, and other agency and research partners valued at more than $48 million over the 1-5 year duration of the projects.

Assessment of NARCCAP model in simulating rainfall extremes using a spatially constrained regionalization method 5 October 2015

Assessment of NARCCAP model in simulating rainfall extremes using a spatially constrained regionalization method

Greg Carbone, a RISA PI, is co-author on a paper published in the Journal of Climatology. The paper--"Assessment of NARCCAP model in simulating rainfall extremes using a spatially constrained regionalization method"--appeared online on Sept. 14.

CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities 17 July 2015

CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities

CPO’s Programs are seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2016. We estimate that $14 million will be available through this Announcement in FY 2016 for approximately 100 new awards pending budget appropriations.  It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards.  Visit cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx for more detailed information and instructions.

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