NOAA and the Western Governors' Association Tackle Weather and Climate Risk at Regional Forum 4 April 2012

NOAA and the Western Governors' Association Tackle Weather and Climate Risk at Regional Forum

Governor Chris Gregoire, Chair of the Western Governors' Association (WGA), opened a two-day meeting today on planning for extreme weather events and long-term climate trends. 
NOAA and International Partners Participate in Third Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop 4 April 2012

NOAA and International Partners Participate in Third Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop

The Third WMO/IOC Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) Western Indian Ocean Capacity Building Workshop will be hosted by the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) on April 16-20, 2012, in Mombasa, Kenya. 

NOAA RISA 2011 Annual Report now available online 30 March 2012

NOAA RISA 2011 Annual Report now available online

For over 15 years, NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program has been supporting research teams that conduct interdisciplinary and regionally relevant research to inform resource management, planning, and public policy. The program's new 2011 annual report contains a description of the major activities and accomplishments of the RISAs in 2011.
Course on Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments 6 March 2012

Course on Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

Three training courses in Colorado, Arizona, and West Virginia are scheduled for spring 2012. The courses are designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners through the essential elements in the design of climate adaptation plans.
Students Track A Buoy Drifting Near the Hawaiian Islands 1 February 2012

Students Track A Buoy Drifting Near the Hawaiian Islands

A drifting buoy was adopted and deployed in November 2011 as part of NOAA's Adopt a Drifter Program, and is being followed by students as it tracks northwest of the Hawaiian Islands.
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