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CPO's RISA Program Announces New FY21 Funding Opportunities 11 November 2020

CPO's RISA Program Announces New FY21 Funding Opportunities

The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports the development of knowledge, expertise, and abilities of decision makers to plan and prepare for climate variability and change. Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for two competitions in FY21: 1) a competition for regional RISA teams in nine U.S. regions, and 2) a competition for collaborative planning activities in the Southeast and U.S. Caribbean.

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LOIs Deadline: December 9, 2020| Full applications for Competition 2: February 8, 2021 | Full applications for Competition 1: February 16, 2021

RISA to Host Information Webinars for 2021 Funding Opportunities 24 November 2020

RISA to Host Information Webinars for 2021 Funding Opportunities

The webinars will facilitate improved understanding of the Program and the 2021 Funding Opportunity, which will usher in an exciting new phase for the RISA program in responding to decision maker needs, Congressional direction, and strengthening a community of NOAA, federal, state, local, and tribal partners.

Higher Atmospheric Thirst from Climate Change to Increase Fire Danger and Drought in California and Nevada 18 November 2020

Higher Atmospheric Thirst from Climate Change to Increase Fire Danger and Drought in California and Nevada

Since the start of the 21st century California and Nevada have suffered extreme wildland fires and droughts that have caused devastating impacts to ecosystems and society. A common feature of these events has been very high evaporative demand—the “thirst” of the atmosphere—which has largely been driven by increased air temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change

Study Uses Novel Approach to Assess Extreme Event Impacts in Alaska 18 November 2020

Study Uses Novel Approach to Assess Extreme Event Impacts in Alaska

The study led by the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a CPO RISA team, reveals multiple weather-related impacts from extreme events in Alaska and suggests the frequency and timing of these extreme events will change in the decades to come.

New Report: Guam Faces More Heat, Stronger Storms, Water Shortages from Climate Change 9 November 2020

New Report: Guam Faces More Heat, Stronger Storms, Water Shortages from Climate Change

Threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean ecosystems add to Guam’s economy annually, according to the report.

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Dr. Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Social Scientist, Program Director (Acting)
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Caitlin Simpson
Program Manager
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Dr. Ariela Zycherman
Social Scientist, Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1244
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Sean Bath*
Program Specialist (UCAR)
P: (301) 734-1294
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