CPO and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management Host Successful Booth at NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference 21 February 2021

CPO and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management Host Successful Booth at NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference

Highlights from the week-long engagement included virtual demonstrations of NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS) and the Climate Resilience Toolkit’s steps to resilience.

Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar 21 February 2021

Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar

The webinar focused on climate adaptation investments, strategies for building more resilient communities, and the challenges and cost of incorporating climate considerations into local planning efforts.

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.

Emissions of a Banned Ozone-depleting Gas are Back on the Decline 9 February 2021

Emissions of a Banned Ozone-depleting Gas are Back on the Decline

Discovery in 2018 posed first real test of the Montreal Protocol

New analyses of global air measurements show that five years after an unexpected spike in emissions of the banned ozone-depleting chemical chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11, they dropped sharply between 2018 and 2019.
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

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