ACCAP, a NOAA CAP/RISA, awards small grants to four statewide and regional non-profit organizations 2 December 2022

ACCAP, a NOAA CAP/RISA, awards small grants to four statewide and regional non-profit organizations

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, has awarded small grants to four statewide and regional non-profit organizations to enhance capacity for resilience and climate adaptation in Alaska Native communities.

Rick Thoman, the Alaska Climate Specialist for the Alaska Center for Climate Assessments and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA RISA team, provides coverage of the impacts of Typhoon Merbok on Western Alaska 22 September 2022

Rick Thoman, the Alaska Climate Specialist for the Alaska Center for Climate Assessments and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA RISA team, provides coverage of the impacts of Typhoon Merbok on Western Alaska

Alaska Climate Specialist Rick Thoman is playing a critical role in contributing to local and national coverage of historic Typhoon Merbok and its detrimental impacts on Western Alaskan Native communities.

CPO’s RISA Hosted Panel and Poster Sessions at the Global Council for Science and the Environment 2022 Annual Conference 23 June 2022

CPO’s RISA Hosted Panel and Poster Sessions at the Global Council for Science and the Environment 2022 Annual Conference

RISA organized a panel and a poster session at the Global Council for Science and the Environment 2022 Annual Conference which took place virtually from June 21-24th. The sessions explored examples of transformative change that RISA teams have accomplished in their regions, as well as some of the recent innovative approaches RISA has taken to address climate adaptation.

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA RISA team, aids in response to a large tundra wildfire threatening Native communities in southwest Alaska 16 June 2022

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA RISA team, aids in response to a large tundra wildfire threatening Native communities in southwest Alaska

ACCAP maintains an ongoing relationship with rural Alaska communities, serving as an important resource for climate information when it is needed the most.

Southeast Alaska Drought and Extreme Events Workshop Hosted by Alaska RISA team 5 May 2022

Southeast Alaska Drought and Extreme Events Workshop Hosted by Alaska RISA team

This March 2022 workshop aimed to build on existing climate adaptation efforts and assist with the development of community-driven adaptation strategies to serve the specific needs, challenges, and opportunities of remote communities in Southeast Alaska.

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