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.
CPO Features Six Talented Women through Women’s History Month Campaign 7 April 2021

CPO Features Six Talented Women through Women’s History Month Campaign

The profiles have earned significant readership on social media, including a retweet from the U.S. Commerce Department account for the story on MAPP-funded scientist Allison Wing.

Frank Niepold to Speak at First UNFCCC Expert Group Meeting on Monitoring, Evaluating, and Reporting ACE Activities 7 April 2021

Frank Niepold to Speak at First UNFCCC Expert Group Meeting on Monitoring, Evaluating, and Reporting ACE Activities

Action for Climate Empowerment is an important part of the Paris Agreement and, as the United States rejoins the world, demonstrating leadership through strong initiatives and collaboration will be key.

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