Drought Task Force Shows Progress in Advancing Drought Monitoring and Prediction in New Special Collection: 13 April 2021

Drought Task Force Shows Progress in Advancing Drought Monitoring and Prediction in New Special Collection:

The advances described in 13 papers represent outcomes from research funded by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) programs, leveraging other U.S. agencies’ investments, and coordinated within the framework of the Third MAPP Drought Task Force (DTF3). 

CPO's Zac Cannizzo Selected to Join NOAA Ecosystem Indicator Working Group 13 April 2021

CPO's Zac Cannizzo Selected to Join NOAA Ecosystem Indicator Working Group

Cannizzo will bring the CPO Marine Ecosystem Risk Team’s (MERT) perspective of the intersection of climate and marine ecosystems, as well as his strong working knowledge of ONMS indicator needs to the EIWG’s work in the coming year. 

RISA Teams Lead Project to Make 60 Gulf Coast Communities More Resilient to Extreme Events 13 April 2021

RISA Teams Lead Project to Make 60 Gulf Coast Communities More Resilient to Extreme Events

The 3-year project will use different technology-assisted communication methods (e.g., webinar) to work with communities throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to assess their vulnerability to storm events and help integrate adaptation practices into existing planning processes. 

Recording Available: NIDIS Demos New Drought.gov to NWS and State Climatologists 13 April 2021

Recording Available: NIDIS Demos New Drought.gov to NWS and State Climatologists

The demo introduced the new drought.gov to this important audience and highlighted tools and resources of particular interest. 

Tackling the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future 11 April 2021

Tackling the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future

In a new EOS Opinion Article, MAPP Drought Task Force leaders Rong Fu, Andrew Hoell, Justin Mankin, and Isla Simpson, working with NIDIS staff member Amanda Sheffield, describe the disastrous impacts droughts, heat waves and fires have globally. They also highlight new MAPP- and NIDIS-funded research that tackles the challenges of a drier, hotter, more fire-prone future.
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