CPO to Host Five Knauss Fellows for 2021-22 21 February 2021

CPO to Host Five Knauss Fellows for 2021-22

CPO is pleased to welcome an excellent group of five Knauss Fellows for 2021-2022 - likely a record number for the office.

What is Flash Drought? Takeaways from the NIDIS Flash Drought Workshop 9 February 2021

What is Flash Drought? Takeaways from the NIDIS Flash Drought Workshop

The 2017 Northern Plains flash drought’s swift onset and severity were not forecasted, and it resulted in fires that burned 4.8 million acres and U.S. agricultural losses in excess of $2.6 billion dollars. Episodes like this have sparked intense interest in flash drought and a clear conceptualization of what it is in both the research community and the end user/applications community

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series 9 February 2021

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series

What does drought look like in Alaska? Limited climate data in the state cannot tell us when streams are so low fish cannot pass or when flowing water is insufficient to operate hydropower. These webinars seek to gather local knowledge and better understand the challenges of drought to food security, energy systems, and more.

Former NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoc Named NASA's First Senior Climate Adviser 9 February 2021

Former NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoc Named NASA's First Senior Climate Adviser

The NOAA Climate and Global Change (C&GC) Postdoc Fellowship Program helps create and train the future leading researchers needed for climate studies, to serve the nation and support NOAA’s mission. Gavin Schmidt, G&GC Class 6 and Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, will serve in the role in an acting capacity until a permanent appointment is made.

Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI: Stronger Storms, Coral Loss, and Health Risks 26 January 2021

Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI: Stronger Storms, Coral Loss, and Health Risks

According to a new climate change assessment report for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, led by members of CPO's Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment team (Pacific RISA) and co-supported by CPO's Assessments Program, threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean ecosystems add to the CNMI economy annually.

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