Climate Program Office News

USDA Forest Service Leverages CPO-Sponsored Tool for Climate Projections 28 April 2021

USDA Forest Service Leverages CPO-Sponsored Tool for Climate Projections

By investing in development of the open-source Climate Explorer tool, CPO's Communication Education and Engagement division enabled the Forest Service to build a derivative tool for their information needs at a fraction of the cost of developing a new tool. The Climate by Forest tool will allow them to access climate projection data by ecoregion within National Forest System lands.

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App 27 April 2021

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App

The app provides easy access to data from the NOAA urban heat island mapping campaigns for researchers, government offices, and other users. 

CPO and Community Scientists to Map Urban Heat Inequities in 11 States 14 April 2021

CPO and Community Scientists to Map Urban Heat Inequities in 11 States

To learn where action is needed to protect vulnerable populations now and in the future, CPO’s National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and partners are launching new community-led campaigns that will map the hottest parts of cities in 11 states across the country this summer. The communities include Albuquerque, New Mexico; Atlanta; New York City; Charleston, South Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina; San Diego; San Francisco; and parts of New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Virginia. 

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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About the Climate Program Office

The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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